THE ENGLISH GOVERNESS
By John Glassco (pseudonym Miles Underwood)
One of the troubling issues regarding artistic content on the internet is that practically anyone can post a review of a work and it will instantly be viewable worldwide. Even the most ignorant or ax-grinding reviewer can let his or her opinion be known, often with the volume of an air raid siren.
In many cases, this is not necessarily a bad thing.
In some cases, however, it is unfortunate.
Particularly vulnerable to ignorant opinion are unusual masterworks of the past, whose skill and style are misunderstood by modern TV and media-drenched audiences.
Such is the case with the previous review of the Kindle version of the classic Femdom novel, THE ENGLISH GOVERNESS.
Published in 1960, this early example of the Femdom genre was written under a pseudonym by the renowned Canadian poet, John Glassco. This outstanding novel, which retains every bit of its peculiar power today, is a superbly crafted erotic tour de force.
The novel tells of a compulsively masturbating youth--Richard "Smuggy" Lovel--who is commended to the care of Harriet Marwood, a forbidding yet curiously affectionate governess. Featuring stern punishments and ecstatic climaxes alike, the book hits all the right notes, in deceptively smooth, vivid prose.
It has, as all romances must, a happy ending. It remains the greatest of all Femdom novels.
Glassco's work is today greatly admired by fans of the Femdom genre for its brilliant depiction of the relationship between an older, dominant woman and a much younger, eagerly submissive man. The situations and practices that characterize such relationships are effectively codified in Glassco's masterpiece for the first time ever in literature.
Make no mistake. THE ENGLISH GOVERNESS is not only an historic work of erotic fiction, on a par with STORY OF O, TROPIC OF CANCER, MARITAL CONFIDENCES, and THE PEARL, it is excellently written and deliciously sensual, a treat for open-minded adult readers everywhere.
This Kindle edition, now published by Dundurn of Canada, is complete, error-free, and an absolute bargain at only $7.69.
Highly recommended for lovers of Femdom erotica.
By M. J. Rennie, author of PERMISSION, HOW TO ADORE AN OLDER WOMAN, MALE CHASTITY, and MANHANDLING.