A matched pair …

Here are a couples of classics from the past.

The contents of these two novels are by the same author and contain the same story with the first part in “Captives of the Cane” and the second part in “The Naked Sisterhood”

The story-line is about a dominant woman and her hirelings ruling over an island camp where her female staff are subjected to whippings and sexual activities by herself and her male associates.  At the end of part one the island is invaded by slave traders and the whole encampment is carried off to another island as slaves. In part two the dominant becomes the victim, naturally, although her former subjects continue to suffer. Everyone is rescued at the end, so there  was probably no third part.

The story is quite well constructed with good characterisation and plenty of action. The second volume is one of the Continental Classics series, an imprint which never commissioned an original work but relied on piracy for its content. Accordingly it may have originally appeared as a Gargoyle Press release as with its prequel.

Both titles are available as e-books from Olympia Press.


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The significant authors

Since all flagellation erotica is published under pseudonyms it is under these pen names that the authors and their works are best described. That leads to the question of which pseudonym, since many authors are published under many pseudonyms.

The most prolific author, by a considerable margin, was Paul Little, sometimes referred to as “the man of a 1000 pseudonyms.”

It was only after his death that his name became known and attached to reprints of his work. Even then, Little was not his birth-name. But it is as Paul Little that he will be known in these pages.

Other authors will be identified by their principal pseudonyms, those name that are most recognised by cognoscenti of their work.

Not only was the work of individuals published under multiple names, but individual pseudonyms were used to hide multiple authors. If an “author” achieved a reputation for their quality of output, then publishers would seek to capitalise on their fame by attaching the name to other works – often of much inferior quality.

One of the most intriguing quests is to match the pseudonym with a real person, particularly if that individual is a writer in other fields or a person of note apart from their erotic output.

The initial writers to be catalogued here will be drawn from periods across the golden century of flagellation.

Jean de Villiot – from the 1890’s through to the early twentieth century

Alan MacClyde – from the 1920’s to the 1950’s.

P N Dedeaux – from the 1960’s

Richard Manton from the 1970’s to the 1980’s

Martin Pyx from the 1980’s.