Daphne's Amorous Adventures: Erotica Victoriana II
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by Richard Raoul Packwood
Category: Erotica/BDSM Erotica/History
Description: Solange Gets Her Revenge! Pity Daphne Fairhope. The scandalous contents of her grandfather's old sea trunk seem to have taken on a life of their own! That shocking deck of French postcards and their arcane poses, those dizzying tomes of Victorian Erotica, uninhibited in their descriptions of vigorous and exotic methods of fornication, and even perversions like flagellation. Now Daphne, and her new business associate, Percy Rubottom, are in the parlor practicing a stimulating new position when an armed stranger bursts in on the pair clearly bent on murder. In the struggle that follows, Daphne emerges triumphant. But Solange, her maid, plans a revenge on the hapless intruder. It is a punishment that will test every skill of domination and persuasion that she learned in the back streets of Paris and Marseille. Cato and Ambrosia find new ways to use their talents and summon up an old man from the sea to protect Fairhope from a hurricane of destruction. Alphonse gets a much needed makeover and discovers hidden talents for expressing passionate joy for what Madame Solange calls "Pleasure/Pain." This newly resurrected manuscript, recently discovered buried beneath the basement floor of an historic New Orleans' brothel during its demolition, represents the latest work of Sir Richard Raoul Packwood to emerge from the oblivion to which he believed he had consigned them. Contrary to his will's instructions to destroy all documents, letters and photographs stored among his belongings, Packwood appears to have left a carpet bag with the brothel's owner, who later had it buried for reasons unknown. Few more scandalous documents filled with such a variety of fascinating sexual practices have emerged in recent years. Set in the 1930s South, but written in the style of classic Victorian, here are more of Daphne, and friends', scandalous adventures? Cover photo: LightMaster Photography
eBook Publisher: Renaissance E Books/Sizzler Editions,
eBookwise Release Date: November 2010
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [186 KB]
Reading time: 112-156 min.
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BRIEF EXCURSUS BY NARRATOR REGARDING NEW BEGINNINGS: DE INITIIS NOVIS
It is at junctures such as these, Dear Reader, when any story teller, from the most ancient, prehistoric troglodyte round a fire in a cave, to the newest inventors of transmitting pictures via radio waves from various Philos and Farnsworths, must face a dilemma as old as stories themselves: what happens next, who's seeing, and who's being seen; or as the Reverend Sterne suggests in one of his biographies, "Which Hobby-Horse does one mount, and at what tick of the clock-dial?" Does one begin as the "Antik Poet Homer" and his ilk, in medias res, right in the middle, for intensity of emotional action, or ab ovo, from the egg that begets all humanity and its narratives, from the beginning, for clarity? Shall we, or shall we not, wind the watch hands back to catch the a priori causation of events, or shall we twist the stem forward, and contemplate the a posteriori effects? Pray, Dear Reader, did you remember to set your clock?
It is now when the author-surgeon must don his gloves and handle the forceps, reaching into the mind's womb, pregnant with words as the poet suggests, and careful not to crush any features of that fresh face of formless thought, deliver the infant tale into the light, mewling and puking as a new born babe, crying out its sloppy displeasure at the disturbance.
It is perhaps best to look back a bit, not so far as his begetting and breaching, and yet not so immediate that we lose the momentum of his leaping with a great war cry into the action as a flaxen-haired Goth rescuing a Rhinemaiden in some ancient saga of heroes; Siegfried saving Brunhilde from the evil dragon Fafnir. This is too much to expect. Especially in the sense that you, Dear Reader, may or may not have had the pleasure of introducing yourself to those characters and actions already presented in Volume One of this trilogy. It is incumbent upon me then, your humble narrator, to choose a most appropriate entre acte for this new foray into the adventures and chronicles of Daphne Fairhope, and her household with its accumulating guests, for your better understanding and amusement. I trust this is as satisfactory a concept for you as it is for me, so let us begin just before the ending of our last intercourse together.