on 9 October 2000
An insolent aristocratic youth, Charles, makes an unwelcome, though not initially discouraged pass at his voluptuous tutoress Laura. In disgust at this transgression she sends Charles to stay with her cousin Diane d'Erebe, in a large country house inhabited by a coterie of governesses. They put him through a strict regime of corrective training, involving urolagnia, and enforced feminisation; dressing him in corsets and petticoats to rectify his unruly character.
Written under a pseudonym, by London lawyer Stanislas De Rhodes, and first published in 1898 by Leonard Smithers' Erotica Biblion Society, Delectus have reset the original into a new edition.
"Frantic...breathless...spicy...restating the publisher's place at the top of the erotic heap." Divinity. "A great classic of fetish erotica...A marvellous period piece." Bizarre. "Delicious..." Sydney Morning Herald
on 13 August 2002
A tale of female domination set in a period of governesses and idle youth. Style tends to preamble, but with some interesting psychological insight. Written from the view of the submissive. Sexual content focuses on sensation and feelings rather than graphic detail. No illustrations, which was a disappointment. Rather a short book, with a slow beginning but does contain many styles of domination and pleasure that made me wish for more. Go on treat yourself.
on 9 November 2010
This follows the lead given by 'Gynecocracy', the classic Victorian erotic novel of female domination of young males, and 'The Adventures of Julian Robinson', which seems to emulate both novels. It is well written and crafted, and for those who are stimulated by the prospect of female domination it is essentially required reading. It contains all of the elements appreciated by the genre's aficionados, including corporal chastisement and the humiliation experienced by young men exposed (in all senses) to ingenuous young ladies of an equivalent age. The hardback book is beautiful turned out, in the respected standard we have come to expect from Delectus; a true collector's item