The English Governess by John GlasscoThe English Governess by John Glassco

The English Governess

byJohn Glassco


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A classic of Canadian erotica, this is the original restored edition of the flagellation story Glassco crafted for the notorious Paris publisher Maurice Girodias and his Olympia Press.

John Glassco (1909-1981) came from an established Montréal family, and lived the better part of his life near the village of Foster in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. He was a distinguished poet, novelist, essayist and translator - the Glassco prize for translation was named after him. His works include the widely acclaimed Memoirs of...
Title:The English GovernessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.3 inPublisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:091961485X

ISBN - 13:9780919614857

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It is one of the most controversial books from the genre of Canadian erotica. The English Governess has been released through the years under several anonymous titles, including The Authentic Confessions of Harriet Marwood, because of its controversial nature. This edition is the naughty version originally published in Paris and finally available in paperback in Canada. This library or collector`s edition includes an introduction that traces this work through its several editions. With this unforgettable work, John Glassco establishes himself alongside such legends as Nabokov and Beckett.