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The Yellow Room [Paperback]

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1 Jan 2000
Another classic account from Olympia's later years. The Yellow Room is the story of Alice Darvell, a young woman sent off to live with her aunt and uncle, there to be educated and disciplined, as it turns out, by means of the lash.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Masquerade Books,U.S. (1 Jan 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584190191
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584190196
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.7 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,742,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Yellow Room is a classic Victorian era tale of a young woman, recently orphaned, undergoing an erotic education at the hands of a mature disciplinarian relative. The `uncle' lives with a maid, whom he honours with intimate attentions whose nature comprises both fustigatory and amorous elements. His disciplinary will prevails, as does his plan to relieve his relative of her maidenhead. Significant chunks of the (quite short) story are frequently abstracted in anthologies of the genre, but here it is offered complete, along with an unattributed piece entitled `Letters to a Lady Friend'. This is in fact the assembled part-work that appeared in `The Pearl' under the title `Miss Coote's Confession', the title given here being part of the (lesser known) sub-title of that story. This extract from `The Pearl' is about 3/5 of the whole publication here, which may be thought a bit cheeky, given its lack of attribution. In many ways The Yellow Room is a charming story (as is Miss Coote, in fact), being of those yarns common in the genre, in which wilful girlish disobedience is transformed, more-or-less consensually, into adoring acquiescence and a happy outcome.
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Amazon.com: 1.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
1.0 out of 5 stars Change rating to 5 stars if you like ... 21 May 2001
By Rudolf Spoerer - Published on Amazon.com
spankings, lechery and the lash. There are two stories in this book that I found mundane to say the least.
This Masquarade version, the Yellow Room took it's title from the fact that the room in which Miss Alice Darvell is shut in to receive her repeated and continuous punishments. The bok got its name for the colour of the curtains in the 'special' room but considering one of Uncle Edward's favorite punishments are to refuse access to the bathrooom ... I'll just let you guess where the name of the room really came from.
The second part or the book is a series of letters from Miss Coote and her experience at a French all girl boarding school. These letters have been published so many times as filler in so many books that I think I have all the letters memorized ... I am upset that the publisher does not include this information in the name of the book since 128 pages of a 210 page book have nothing to do with the 'Yellow Room' story ..
Not my cup tea but I'm sure there are people that would enjoy this book.
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