The full title is 'Experimental Lecture by Colonel Spanker on the exciting and voluptuous pleasures to be derived from crushing and humiliating the spirit of a beautiful and modest young lady; as delivered by him in the assembly-room of the Society of Aristocratic Flagellants, Mayfair.'
The novel focuses on the kidnapping of Miss julia Ponsonby, an upper-class young lady lady, who — as the full title indicates — then receives a lecture and practical demonstration of spanking from Colonel Spanker and his aristocratic friends, both male and female.
I have to say that this short novel is not one of my favourites. Being a femdom novelist, I prefer a novel in which the theme is a man being spanked by a woman. Nevertheless, Experimental Lecture by Colonel Spanker is notorious, and is, I think, a book one should read if at all interested in Victorian BDSM.
Catherine de Bourg - femdom novelist