Briar Rose & Spanking the Maid

Briar Rose & Spanking the Maid

Paperback Published on: 28/04/2011
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Briar Rose & Spanking the Maid
Briar Rose & Spanking the Maid
Newly inaugurated into the Penguin Modern Classics imprint, Robert Coover’s Briar Rose & Spanking the Maid presents two novella-length twisted fairytales i... READ MORE
Erin Britton


These two novellas by the groundbreaking, fearless, and immeasurably influential Robert Coover are dirty, funny and brilliant. In Briar Rose a sleeping beauty is trapped in an enchantment for a hundred years, dreaming of stories in which someone like her wakes up disappointed, or becomes a mother, or is stripped and defiled. And, as she dreams, outside, failed princes die and hang their remains on the thorns of a briar hedge. In Spanking the Maid a maid and her master are each committed to their own hard service: she, attempting to perform her simple duties without error; he, supplying punishment by rod, belt, hairbrush, whip, cane and slipper when she inevitably fails. These tales of desire are Coover at his most darkly playful.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141192994
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 135g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm

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