As Betsy Prioleau points out in this insightful study, legendary ladies' men are a different, complex species. They do not fit a template but possess a cache of powerful erotic secrets. Underpinned with sharp analysis and brilliant research, served up with seductive verve, Swoon reveals who these master lovers really are and the arts they practise to "enswoon" women. While these men run the gamut, they share a constellation of unusual traits. Women never tire of these ladykillers and often remain besotted for life.