The Classic Work of French Erotica!
From the text: "By the circumstances of the story which I am going to relate, you will be convinced of my candour, while you are informed of my indiscretion. You will be enabled, I hope, to perceive, that, howsoever my head may have erred, my heart hath always been uncorrupted, and that I have been unhappy, because I loved, and was a woman[...]
"Up to the present, my literary baggage has been confined to a few letters, which, I must confess, were found charming, not to say brilliant, by those for whom they were destined, but as all men — I say all — make open profession of their imposture with regard to women, their praises (the ordinary method of seduction), no longer flatter my vanity. One of the advantages of a life of amorous intercourse is that it gives experience, and perhaps that is not the only one."