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A Charming Tale Of A Girl's Erotic Education
on 17 February 2010
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 of a nature that 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. In many ways The Yellow Room is a charming story, 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.