Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

A Spy In The House Of Love
Anais Nin


Beautiful, bored and bourgeoise, Sabina leads a double life inspired by her relentless desire for brief encounters with near-strangers. Fired into faithlessness by a desperate longing for sexual fulfilment, she weaves a sensual web of deceit across New York. But when the secrecy of her affairs becomes too much to bear, Sabina makes a late night phone-call to a stranger from a bar, and begins a confession that captivates the unknown man and soon inspires him to seek her out…

Paperback, 128pp
Penguin Books, 2001 (1959)
ISBN 9780141183718