Welcome to this cyberplace, set up as a space for news and reviews of A Gentleman of Pleasure and occasional jottings about John Glassco. Five years have now passed since publication, and I've moved on to other projects, but I'm leaving this up with the thought that those drawn to Glassco's writing will find something of interest.

20 September 2011

Aimé van Rod's La Gouvernante (1913)

La Gouvernante
Aimé van Rod
Paris: Librairie Artistique et Litteraire, 1913

The French flagellantine novel Glassco plagiarized in writing The English Governess and Harriet Marwood, Governess.

I was amazed and appalled to see how completely it gave expression to the same erotic situations I had already projected: everything is the same – I might have written it myself in a fit of industry.
— John Glassco, 'Intimate Journal', 22 March 1938

The twentieth of thirty posts focussing on images not found in A Gentleman of Pleasure.
The entire series can be found here.

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