By Edith Cadivec
Edith Cadivec (1880 - ?) was once a Viennese schoolmistress of the 1920's and infamous intercourse legal. This sensational autobiographical novel opens with ecstatic letters from Senta, a like-minded taskmistress in a personal girls' tuition. Their correspondence totally describes the 2 flagellants' erotic stress and intoxication, and the younger girls' naughtiness and disobedience that calls for common cognizance. ultimately Senta is ready to circulation to Vienna to stay with Edith, and because the narrative keeps they additional pursue their ardour for every different and their younger charges.
Cadivec used to be arrested, attempted, and convicted in 1924 at the cost of sexually abusing 8 underage ladies below her care, together with her personal daughter. After a 3 day trial, within the Viennese courtroom, she was once sentenced to 6 years in reformatory yet was once let loose in December 1925 after exhibiting symptoms of psychological instability.
When arrested she used to be present in ownership of a giant number of birches, whips, canes, and erotic photographs. one of many whips had a silver knob with the engraving, Dominatrix. additionally printed have been compromising letters to a painter in Innsbruck which enlarged on her pursuits in erotic sadism. The testimony of the trial shows that Cadivec not just flogged the kids lower than her care, but in addition indulged in intercourse acts with them and invited paying visitors to observe. From felony she defined the depths of her obsession while she instructed her legal professional, "Thinking approximately my whip is the only real comfort i've got left."
Two books she wrote on her studies entitled Confessions and studies and Eros, the which means of My existence (published jointly in 1930) are considered as, a little bit deranged, classics of erotic literature and accomplished a large sale and have been translated into many languages. In them the writer portrays herself as not able to manage the sexual thrill she received, whilst flogging, within the pursuits of self-discipline, the minors lower than her cost, and being a sufferer of her personal lust - although open air observers were much less charitable approximately her motives