Anne Desclos

1907 - 1998

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Anne Cécile Desclos (23 September 1907 – 27 April 1998) was a French journalist and novelist who wrote under the pen names Dominique Aury and Pauline Réage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne Desclos has received more than 254,624 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Anne Desclos is the 1,529th most popular writer (down from 1,520th in 2019), the 1,772nd most popular biography from France (down from 1,741st in 2019) and the 223rd most popular French Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 250k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.33

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.71

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Retour à Roissy
Erotic stories, French, French Erotic stories, Translations into English
Histoire d'O
French fiction
the best handbook of bdsm - wriiten way before 50 shades and so much better
Literary landfalls
French Authors, French literature, Literature
Lecture pour tous
French Authors, French literature, Literature
Poètes d'aujourd'hui
French poetry
Story of O (Histoire d'O)
Erotica, BDSM
An erotic novel about dominance and submission which has gained a certain notoriety, possibly due to the seal of approval given it by Graham Greene who claimed it was the best pornographic novel he had ever read.

Page views of Anne Desclos by language

Over the past year Anne Desclos has had the most page views in the with 36,533 views, followed by French (23,652), and German (4,795). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Italian (951.65%), Persian (96.38%), and Bosnian (90.30%)


Among writers, Anne Desclos ranks 1,529 out of 7,302Before her are Vasil Bykaŭ, Camilla Läckberg, Jean François Paul de Gondi, Edward Albee, Juan Goytisolo, and Catherine of Bologna. After her are Carson McCullers, Rainis, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Asconius Pedianus, Andal, and Kuvempu.

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Among people born in 1907, Anne Desclos ranks 88Before her are Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni, Helmuth James von Moltke, René Char, Cab Calloway, Antonín Puč, and Run Run Shaw. After her are Franz Jägerstätter, Pavel Sudoplatov, Maria Branyas, Sebastian Haffner, Jean Hyppolite, and Avraham Stern. Among people deceased in 1998, Anne Desclos ranks 62Before her are Kamala Sohonie, Verner Panton, Gulzarilal Nanda, Fritz Honka, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, and Wolf Vostell. After her are Agostino Casaroli, Marie-Louise Meilleur, Haxhi Lleshi, Ferenc Deák, Roddy McDowall, and Georgy Sviridov.

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In France

Among people born in France, Anne Desclos ranks 1,772 out of 6,770Before her are Madame d'Aulnoy (1651), La Goulue (1866), Jean François Paul de Gondi (1613), Nicolas de Largillière (1656), Henri d'Orléans, Duke of Aumale (1822), and Jean-Pierre Blanchard (1753). After her are René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643), Lambert Wilson (1958), Pierre Belon (1517), Joseph Fesch (1763), Joseph Bertrand (1822), and Hervé Villechaize (1943).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Anne Desclos ranks 223Before her are Georges Duhamel (1884), Guillaume de Lorris (1200), Henry de Montherlant (1895), Louise Labé (1524), Madame d'Aulnoy (1651), and Jean François Paul de Gondi (1613). After her are Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880), Raymond Roussel (1877), Antoine de Montchrestien (1575), Marcel Achard (1899), Anna de Noailles (1876), and Philippe de Commines (1447).