A Man With a Maid by Anonymous; 6 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Erotica, In library; Places: London; Times: 19th Century. Fans of the Marquis de Sade's work will relish this tale of the erotic adventures of the anonymous protagonist, who refers to himself only as Jack. Frustrated by. A man with more maids, 3. Man with a Maid Omnibus: Man with a Maid, Man with a Maid Volume II, and Man with a Maid the Conclusion by Anonymous,
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Tells the story of a man who takes revenge on a woman who rejected him. Most of this story takes place in a room in his house called 'The Snuggery', which the narrator "Jack" converts into a kind of erotic torture chamber equipped with beds to which women can be strapped and held. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, It may be copyrighted outside the U.S. I, the man, will not take up the time of my readers by detailing the circumstances under which Alice, the maid, roused in me the desire for.
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The Way of a Man with a Maid by Anonymous.
Man with a Maid Omnibus: I wanted to preface this review with that paragraph in order to give it a bit of context, and so you won't be surprised when I tell you that this book, originally published in Parisian journals around the turn of the 19th century the original publication date is unknown but considered to be about , would make modern erotic novels of which I've read several blush.
It begins with the narrator, Jack, the "quintessential Edwardian gentleman", plotting his revenge on Alice, a pretty young lady in his social circle who rejected his suit.
His vague plans clarify when he rents an apartment in what was once a mental asylum: it includes a windowless inner room with just a skylight above, completely soundproof and even still has metal rings embedded in the walls and pillars! He dubs it his "snuggery" and downloads some specially designed furniture for it, chairs and couches with cleverly hidden straps and cuffs and winches.
Then he sets to work making Alice comfortable in his presence, inviting her and her sister over for tea, until the day comes when Alice takes refuge from a storm and he traps her in the snuggery! Now he can enact his revenge on Alice's sweet body at his leisure. He not only succeeds in his original plan, he also manages to "convert" Alice to his sexual nature. Jack encourages her in this, and helps her trap first her pert maid, Fanny, and then a lovely young widow, Connie. Jack ends up with a veritable harem of three women who help him entrap a lady and her marriageable daughter, who have been pestering Jack with broad hints at marriage.
On the one hand, the prose makes the story rather hilarious, and on the other the wealth of detail becomes rather too much.
By the final episode, when the wealthy Lady Betty and her daughter Molly had been lured into the rape room, Jack need not exert himself to tie up and undress the new victims.
All this dirty work is being performed eagerly by his earlier victims turned accomplices. Thereupon, mother and daughter are not only subjected to repeated rape but also forced into a long series of incestuous acts with each other, carried out to inflict the very maximum of humiliation and degradation upon mother and daughter and accompanied by endless gloating and taunting from Jack and his three female accomplices.
In his introduction to the Star edition of the book Alexis Lykiard notes its mordant humour and opines that it "is that rarity — an entertaining, funny and sexy book". In addition to the "quite perverse" scenes of rape, bondage , mother-daughter incest , whipping and "odd things done with feathers" to force women into orgasm, the book has a major element of lesbianism. The book can be considered to be irreverent of the British class system prevailing at the time of writing — all women, be they servants or great ladies, are "equal" in having to submit to the narrator's every sexual whim.
The book's title is derived from the Bible's Book of Proverbs , where the wise King Solomon mentions "The way of a man with a maid" as one of the "things which are too wonderful for me, yea, which I know not". The date of first publication of The Way of a Man with a Maid is not printed in any of the early editions of this book.
However, a note by a collector indicates that the first edition was published in Liverpool by H. Grove Press put this book out as "A Man with a Maid" in The authorship of the book is unknown and has variously been attributed to John Farmer, George Reginald Bacchus and J.
The protagonist Jack returns in three more pastiche sequels. There were variant texts with changes and additions. For example, a Hebrew translation current in Israel in the s had an added "flashback" not found in the English original, according to which Molly had already undergone repeated anal rape by the doctor in her boarding school, before falling into Jack's hands .
The book was filmed as The Naughty Victorians in , in a hardcore pornographic version  by noted theater director Robert Sickinger.
The character of Connie, Alice's friend, is omitted. In a twist on the ending, the four raped women team up at the end to get revenge on Jack. Fragments of the story are read by one character to another in a pivotal scene of Shirley Jackson 's novel Hangsaman From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the film serial, see The Way of a Man.