"The Rake burns with a desire that enflames the woman his is seducing."
In the second of this series of posts, our next class of seducer is that dangerous figure much beloved by historical romance writers, the rake. One of the reasons a rake is such a great fun to write about is that he is a master of seductive language and his unrestrained pursuit was enough to stir many a woman's suppressed longings. In the past, when women often lead deeply repressed and controlled lives, the rake offered excitement and pleasure. Marriage was a duty rather than romance, so what could have been more alluring than a man who lived only for her…if only for a short time?
|Hollywood film star, Errol Flynn, had a repuation as a rake.|
|Lord Byron - another famous rake.|
|The most rakish of all - The Earl of Rochester.|
|Elizabeth Mallet - one of the Earl of Rochester's many conquests.|
|Johnny Depp as notorious rake, Lord Rochester, in the filim, The Libertine.|
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NEXT WEEK: The Ideal Lover.
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