Being the experiences of
undergraduate of the University of Oxford,
shewing how he was led through the
pleaseant paths of masochism to
the supreme joys of Sadism
"A once-banned classic of Victorian erotica. It's no wonder so many Victorian and Edwardian British males grew up with a taste for being birched and caned! Not if they met irresistible women with a taste for discipline like the alluring widow, Mrs. Muriel Harcourt in this erotic gem from the 1900s. That's what happens to Cecil Pendergast a young undergraduate at Oxford, where he receives an unexpected education at the expert hands of the comely widow. Soon a willing Cecil is embracing the twin arts of submission under his teacher and domination over the adventurous young women of Mrs. Harcourt's circle. See what the censors were hiding... "
While technically not truly Victorian, but Edwardian, this novel was originally published in 1907, in Paris, within two volumes. The author remains anonymous. It is a classic tale of Sado Masochism at the heart of English high society. Set in London and the Dorset coast, in an era of English history where corporal punishment was freely dispensed, the characters represent the core principles of disobedience, chastisement and compliance. How far is too far? Cecil Prendergast has a problem. He has been selected by Muriel Harcourt and her maid as the third dimension in their relationship. The 'problem' is that Muriel likes to beat Cecil's backside with a bamboo cane. Before long, a new master emerges -- and Cecil finally asserts his dominance. Through disciplinary scenes, he wages a war of retribution via stinging pleasure and mutual consent -- and punishes Muriel, her maid and Muriel's two nieces in turn.