Spanking the Maid / Edition 1

Spanking the Maid / Edition 1

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by Robert Coover
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802135404

ISBN-13: 2900802135406

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

This novel tells the story of a master, his maid, and the irresistible ritual that binds them. Each morning the maid arrives in the master's bedroom with her cleaning paraphernalia, hoping to make this day's round of work the perfect one. Each morning, the master awakes from a half-remembered but recurring dream of knowledge and chastisement—the residue of which…  See more details below

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This novel tells the story of a master, his maid, and the irresistible ritual that binds them. Each morning the maid arrives in the master's bedroom with her cleaning paraphernalia, hoping to make this day's round of work the perfect one. Each morning, the master awakes from a half-remembered but recurring dream of knowledge and chastisement—the residue of which the maid, to her horror, finds each morning in his bed. And each day, the master can only notice the maid's failures and so must, in obedience to his "manual," administer her punishment, assuring her that it is an obligation to an ideal of a higher order that compels him, an obscure compulsion from which neither, seemingly, can escape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900802135406
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Coover, Robert Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
102

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Spanking the Maid 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book online, if I had the opportunity to peruse it at a store it wouldn't have been in my hands more than 2 seconds. It states here that there's 102 pages .. seemed more like 20. The 'stories' of the maid's arrival each day were totally lacking in imagination. If you like reading the same story over and over and over again [as in: Groundhog Day the movie] then this book is for you.
Pelicano More than 1 year ago
Discovered this one years ago and loved it. A brilliant novella, which skillfully and beautifully teases erotic tropes, sentence by sentence, carefully chosen word by word, drawing out an extended feeling of anticipation and imminence, without ever crossing the line of cool & straight-laced sobriety.