This outtake from Marcel Proust's SWANN'S WAY is an account of the long, obsessive affair between Swann, the Parisian man about town, and Odette, the cocotte to whom he is enslaved.
Can you imagine Mrs R laughing so hard that she dislocates her jaw? Swann takes a long time to rearrange Odette's corsage of orchids. Thereafter they do not call it making love, they "do orchids". If you're nervous of Proust, this is a good standalone extract to start with. - Sue Arnold, Classic Sounds