"Gloria" is a classic of "retro" spanking literature. One of the earliest tales Blushing Books has been able to acquire, it appears to date from the twenties or the thirties. It is the story of Gloria Ziegler, a professional dominatrix who arranges a large variety of spanking, and other punishment scenes, mostly F/F, for a very wealthy young widow, Getrude Marley. Gertrude enjoys watching such scenes in secret, from a variety of secluded peepholes and passages she's had built into her home. In the book's initial chapters, Gloria travels to Mrs. Marley's secluded country home with a bevy of six young woman. Through a variety of contests and games, a spankee is selected three times a day for five days, with the loser punished by Gloria in a variety of ways. In the book's second part, Gloria travels back to her own home in the city, accompanied by one of the six women, and then they are joined by Mrs. Marley. Gloria again arranges for Ms. Marley to view more punishment scenes (this time, several M/F scenes, as well as a F/M and a M/M) from a secret hiding place. In the book's third sequence, Mrs. Marley (who heretofore has been an observer only) confesses her desire to be spanked to Gloria, who introduces her to the submissive lifestyle.
"Gloria" can be contrived, sometimes unrealistically severe (whippings go on for half an hour), and even at times overtly humorous to the modern reader (the contests the girls have to participate in to pick who is to be spanked include things like naked foot-races), but many of the authentic details (such as descriptions of the girls' underwear down to the fabric) and descriptions of furniture and lifestyles are not to be missed. Typical to the era, characters are often described as being "nude" with absolutely no additional description or details given. All in all, "Gloria" is truly a "Retrospank" classic in every sense of the word.
RetroSpank Classics is a line of newly-discovered novels and novellas from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. At times the stories seem quirky and odd to modern readers, as many of the books contain all spanking genres simultaneously. Many also contain elements that have mostly disappeared from current spanking and BDSM erotica, among other things face-slapping and hair pulling. At times descriptions of punishments are unrealistically severe and/or nonconsensual, as this is intended as fantasy material only. Most also contain no explicit sexual elements, or anatomical descriptions. If you're looking for highly romantic stories or explicit sex, the RetroSpank Classics are probably not for you. But if you want an unique glimpse back into what grandma and grandpa were sticking underneath their mattress, try a RetroSpank Classic.
Interesting book with lots of punishments but at the same time you get to see what punishers thoughts as well as the ones be punished are. Not for everyone but still very good.
If you are interested in a more punishing spanking, than this may well be the book for you. While there is harshness, there is psychology and emotions of the character. In particular I enjoyed the lady caught with her bottom up in the window. The ladies of various ages and bottom sized make each punishment of the Spanking Roulette Game.
I just read this book at my husband's request. Wow, it was nothing like I thought it would be. Sure the punishments are a little harsh, but wait until you read the participants thoughts and their punisher during the games time together.