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An excerpt from The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene. (A Joost Elffers Book.) Buy it on Amazon.com: The Art of Seduction Greene, R. (2003). The Coquette. In The art of seduction (pp. 68-78). New York, NY: Penguin Books. The Cold Coquette: The ability to delay satisfaction is the ultimate art of seduction – while waiting, the victim is held in thrall. Coquettes are the grand masters of this game, orchestrating a back-and-forth movement between hope and frustration. They bait with the promise of reward – the hope of physical pleasure, happiness, fame by association, power – all of which, however,