THE FEMININE REGIME. Pictures by Petronella

London: A Wildfire Club Edition, (1995). Petronella. A stated 'First edition'. Hardcover. Have you ever looked up at tall Victorian houses, or at country estates behind high walls, and thought that within those enclosures might lie another world? This book takes you into such a world--all-female world where maidservants are the property of their mistresses and grown-up schoolgirls are brought up in strictness and in dove-white, trembling purity. It is a world with its own feminine Courts, which award canings, birchings and Punitive Service for offences. Most remarkable of all, it is a real world, of which the authoress of this book is proud to be a part. In this extraordinary novel, she depicts the schools, the Courts where corporal punishment is carried out on the spot, the life of the "slavery", the lowest of maidservants, subject to the commands and chastisement of all the others and many other aspects of a life lived by women to-day. (The so-called first real novel of female discipline). 208 pages. Illustrated. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Item #14540

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