When it was published in 1954 it was an immediate success spurred by the condemnation of the censors, worthy successors, in their ineptitude, of Lady Chatterley’s judges.
This is the story of O, a born and ingénue submissive to be, who learns the true meaning of openness and acquires the gift of obedience. Chained, branded, whipped, pierced and transformed she will be, in a now legendary tale told by a woman author – and what author! O is the heroine of this literary introduction to the noble art of love and dominance. O’s lineage is of course impressive, from the Marquis to Jean Paulhan, Anne’s master…