The Way of a Man with a Maid

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Harper Perennial, 2009 - Fiction - 250 pages
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'The Way of a Man with a Maid' is a foray into pleasure, pain, lesbianism and etiquette - told from the viewpoint of a quintessential Edwardian gent. Having first appeared in Parisian journals around the turn of the century, it is widely acknowledged to be a defining example of the erotic genre, and reveals the dark underbelly of human sexuality.

Do the best things come to the woman who waits?

Jack has built a special place in a padded room of an old lunatic asylum named 'The Snuggery'. Filled with ropes, cushions, straps and feathers, he chooses Alice to complete the decoration. Imprisoned against her will, she is teased into submission. And in moments of passion, when Jack names her his 'wife', Alice finally surrenders her maidenhead, submitting to the power of his unbridled lust.

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User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

Rather than being a sinister sexual tale as I suspected it to be, this story contains much humour, and even when Jack – the anti-hero – is pushing his female victims to their sexual limits, at no ... Read full review

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User Review  - rex_talbot - LibraryThing

'Maid' in the title is used as a short form of maiden, rather than meaning a servant. Alice jilted Jack, denying him his wedding night pleasures. His new lodgings comes with a soundproof room and he ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Mysteriously, for such a classic book, the initial publication date is still unknown, and the author remains anonymous.

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