The Once-Banned Tribute to the Birchrod and the Cane!
Probably first published in 1888, this astonishing book is one of the curiosities of Victorian literature. Outwardly, it is a collection of stories and verse about flagellation.
Where it differs from similar books of the period is that it contains unsigned work by Algernon Charles Swinburne. It contains "Arthur's Flogging" and "A First Flogging", both by Swinburne, as well as other contributions, including "A Visit to Mrs Birch", "Miss Latecome", "Miss Switchem", "Miss Tickletouch" and "Young Ladies of the Academy".
About the Author
Algernon Charles Swinburne (London, 5 April 1837 – London, 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He invented the roundel form, wrote several novels, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in every year from 1903 to 1907 and again in 1909.