You may remember that I cheated Victoriana fans a few weeks ago with regard to this book, and gave a snippet from the modern section of the book. I now redress that wrong (as it were).
The snippet is from a letter that Mrs. Smith reads to Emily, concerning a Countess who got caught smoking. The letter is from the butler, who caught her. (Yes, I love Downton Abbey.)
"I am very sorry, then, my lady, but I shall have to call on the assistance of Mr. Congreve," [I said]. (I do not know, madam, if you recall Mr. Congreve, our vicar, whom his lordship appointed as his witness-to-chastisement before his lordship's departure. I believe he was quite active in the drama in his youth; I doubt you will be surprised to hear that he still greatly enjoys assisting in the chastisements of the maids at H----, when the occasion arises.)
At the thought of the vicar being summoned (though of course he would have to be summoned soon at any rate, to witness her ladyship's and Anna's punishment), perhaps to declare a punishment even more severe than I would declare—as indeed was quite likely, for Mr. Congreve, as her ladyship well knows, has a penchant for the truly severe discipline of young women—her ladyship moved her right foot, revealing the discarded cigarette. At the same time, Anna also moved her own foot, to reveal another.
"Please don't punish Anna," said her ladyship quietly. "I made her do it."
"Anna is a sworn servant of the Great Drama, my lady. I am afraid that her punishment will be more severe than your own, for her dereliction of duty."Here's the blurb (buy the book here!):
This compilation of Books 21-24 of the Explorations series contains the first four books of the tale of Victorian Emily, fantasy-Emily's great-great-grandmother, as revealed in the mysterious notebooks passed down to her by her mother. As they read those notebooks, Emily and Charles realize that they may have a much closer relationship than they ever imagined to Prophettown, the polygamous pseudoreligious BDSM community of Books 8-16, to which Emily's best friend Sarah has been recruited as a submissive bride.
Emily, Victorian Bride: The 21st book of Explorations takes the series in a startling new direction. Real Emily, to escape from the fantasies about Sarah that have been tormenting her, has her avatar fantasy-Emily receive a manuscript written by her great-great-grandmother and namesake, Emily Orn. That manuscript tells an astonishing story: Emily Orn and her husband Edmund Wilkes were part of a "Great Drama" of Dominance and submission in Victorian England, and the first part of Emily Orn's "Bride's Tale" narrates the beginning of her initiation into that drama at the hands of Mrs. Smith, whose establishment has the mission of preparing submissive brides for their wedding-nights.
Emily in the School for Wives: The 22nd book of Explorations continues the story of fantasy-Emily reading her great-great-grandmother's introduction to a world of Victorian BDSM, at the hands of the able Mrs. Smith, trainer of young brides. Victorian Emily finds herself caught in a web of consent and compulsion, forced to undress in an elegant parlor and to hear hints of things to come that seem to her so shameful and degrading that she can hardly believe them.
Emily Undressed: In the 23rd book of Explorations, Victorian Emily's instruction as a submissive bride continues, as modern-day fantasy-Emily can't stop reading, one-handed, the old notebooks she's been hiding from her husband Charles. Unfortunately for fantasy-Emily's backside, though, Charles is about to come home. . .
Emily's Bath: In the 24th book of Explorations, fantasy-Emily's punishment at the hands of her husband Charles continues in the modern story, while in the Victorian notebook of Emily's great-great-grandmother, Victorian Emily is prepared by Mrs. Smith to wear the very special undergarment her bridegroom has chosen for her.
These books of Explorations contain fiction elaborating the following sorts of fantasy that you may wish to avoid: Mf, MMf, Ff, FFFf, ff, anal, spanking, watersports, ageplay. It's intended for over-18 audiences who, like me, are interested in exploring the lines between pleasure and pain, dominance and submission, and fantasy and reality. All characters depicted are consenting adults.
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