This book must be read with a open mind.
O ...Slave or Mistress? Pimp or Whore? Who is she? At Roissy she was whipped-flagellated beyond pleasure, beaten beyond pain, lashed into abject servitude. Her lover used her mercilessly, and O adored him. Her lover offered her to others, and she worshipped him. Here lover gave her away to the cold and stern Sir Stephen-and O fell in love at last. But Sir Stephen put her to work in a brothel, and O...?
What is there in the world to tempt a yound woman who has explored the limits of suffering, and love, and ecstasy? What does O want now? Power to rule women, power to break men. Power to wield the whip as well as to revel in its sting.