Memoirs of a Russian Princess recounts the sexually turbulent life of Princess Vavara Softa gleaned from her private diary. This wanton siren has the position, power, and the beauty to compel all those below her to submit to her every libidinous will. From groups of rough serfs to a willing Pages, maid's brothers to Princes, she will indulge in all libertine deed and device.
But when Count Tarrasoff, jealous of her dalliances with Emperor Paul, draws up designs for Vavara to be his wife, it sets in motion the events that will inevitably lead to the lustful beauty's submissive downfall.
This little seen pearl of Victorian Erotica, pseudonymously written in 1890, has all the graphic hallmarks of its British Imperial peers but with a splash of exotic romanticism and historical flavour not uncommon to Orientalist literature.
A must for any collection of the once-forbidden.