Illustrated with drawings and photos. Spanking, whipping, caning and flagellation literature from Victorian times to the 1970s. Each chapter begins with some background commentary, before presenting excerpts from classics such as Nell in Brideweel and Two Flappers in Paris, to more esoteric samplings. Includes a section on underground publications. Artwork and photos repreesnted range from vintage 1930s-style work to Bill Ward.