The Autobiography of a Flea

by Anonymous

novel cover

by anonymous

Printed for The Erotica Biblion Society of London and New York


A Victorian-era erotic novel, narrated by a flea who tells the tale of a beautiful young girl named Bella, her sexual curiosity, and the people who take advantage of her ignorance. The novel serves as both erotica and also as a piece of anti-church propaganda by portraying members of the priesthood as immoral, manipulative and hypocritical.

The Autobiography of a Flea was adapted into a film in 1976 directed by Sharon McNight and with a screenplay written by Sharon McNight.

Scan of the title page from the 1901 edition of the novel "The Autobiography of a Flea":