The Exploits of Miss Coote (Comprising The Convent School and The Confessions of Miss Coote)
Meet Miss Coote, the infamous fictional dominatrix of Victorian erotic literature. This edition comprises the two texts in which she appears, The Convent School and The Confessions of Miss Coote. The latter was serialized anonymously between 1879 and 1880 in The Pearl, the legendary Victorian erotica magazine published by the Society of Vice, later shut down by the authorities for publishing obscene literature. The Confessions of Miss Coote takes the form of a series of letters from the now elderly Miss Coote to a friend, outlining through a series of reminiscences, how she became initiated into the Victorian world of BDSM and lesbian sexuality, initially through household discipline and later through imaginative sex games at her boarding school. If you thought kink a modern invention, you haven’t met Miss Coote.