Anne Desclos

1907 - 1998

Anne Desclos

Anne Cécile Desclos (23 September 1907 – 27 April 1998) was a French journalist and novelist who wrote under the pseudonyms Dominique Aury and Pauline Réage, and is best known for her erotic novel Histoire d'O (Story of O). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anne Desclos has received more than 122,492 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,466th most popular writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 120k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.62

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Anne Desclos by language


Among writers, Anne Desclos ranks 1,465 out of 4,883Before her are Jeremias Gotthelf, Nicholas Sparks, Julius Firmicus Maternus, Robert Silverberg, Táhirih, and Robert de Montesquiou. After her are Ivan Kotliarevsky, Lajos Zilahy, Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, Philip José Farmer, Simon Pegg, and Alistair MacLean.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1907, Anne Desclos ranks 77Before her are Horia Sima, Emilie Schindler, Nicolaus von Below, Manfred von Ardenne, Pierre Mendès France, and René Char. After her are Ko Takamoro, Giovanni Ferrari, Leonor Fini, Hans Martin Sutermeister, Sigvard Bernadotte, and Helmuth James von Moltke. Among people deceased in 1998, Anne Desclos ranks 56Before her are Benjamin Spock, Sonny Bono, Vasily Arkhipov, Kurt Franz, Verner Panton, and Agostino Casaroli. After her are Lloyd Bridges, Tameo Ide, Don Taylor, László Szabó, Marie-Louise Meilleur, and Marie-Louise von Franz.

Others Born in 1907

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1998

Go to all Rankings

In France

Among people born in France, Anne Desclos ranks 1,598 out of 4,109Before her are Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis (1757), Jacques Becker (1906), Nicolas Catinat (1637), Pierre Beauchamp (1631), Jacques Paul Migne (1800), and Coluche (1944). After her are Dominique Vandamme (1770), Frank Darabont (1959), Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon (1675), Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688), Ernest Meissonier (1815), and Isabelle of France (1225).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Anne Desclos ranks 203Before her are Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza (1911), Philippe Soupault (1897), Roland Topor (1938), Louise Labé (1524), Antoine de Montchrestien (1575), and René Char (1907). After her are Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon (1675), Alphonse Allais (1854), Prosper of Aquitaine (390), Jean-François Marmontel (1723), Henry de Montherlant (1895), and Edmond François Valentin About (1828).

Writers Born in France

Go to all Rankings