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Roland Brévannes

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Cover of Le Dressage de la Maid-Esclave (1930) by Bernard Valonnes.

Roland Brévannes was a French author and artist and one of the major contributors to early 20th century French spanking literature. Between 1903 and 1939 he wrote, illustrated and published about 100 erotic fetish novels in French, mostly of flagellation themes. His date of birth and death are so far unknown.

He used the pseudonyms Don Brennus Aléra (an anagram of Roland Brévannes if the letter v is converted to a u) and Bernard Valonnes (also an anagram of Roland Brévannes if the letter é is converted to an e). He is also believed to be the man behind the illustrator names Tack, Esbey and Selby. Most of his works after 1906 were published by Select Bibliothèque in Massy (Seine-et-Oise) from 1906 to 1908 and then in Sceaux (Seine). It is not unlikely that the author and artist who used so many pseudonyms might have also been the publisher.

Brévannes (as Aléra) is perhaps best known for his long-running series of femdom novels beginning with Fred: The True History of a Boy Raised as a Girl (1913), a classic story of male humiliation via forced cross-dressing. This was followed by the sequels Frédérique (1921), Frida (1924), Fridoline (1926), and Lina Frido (1927). The books tell the story of Fred de Montignac, raised by a dominating aunt as a young lady, whom she calls Frédérique. She forces him to wear girl's clothing and even pierces his ears — see petticoat punishment for more on this topic. Frédérique is still available as a reprint (see below) or in e-book form.

Le Dressage de la Maid-Esclave (1930) offers an early study on pony play — animal roleplaying with women turned into cart-pulling slaves.

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Selected worksEdit

 
The title page of La Flagellation Passionelle (1906).
 
The title page of the original French edition of Frédérique (1921).
  • La Flagellation Passionelle, Don Brennus Aléra, Paris, Offenstadt, 1905, illustrated by Fernand Louis Gottlob (info and images on BiblioCuriosa)
  • Les Grandes Sataniques, Roland Brévannes, Massy, Select Bibliothèque, 1907
  • Ganem, Esclave d'Amour, Don Brennus Aléra, Sceaux, Select Bibliothèque, 1909
  • Les Gants de l'Idole, Don Brennus Aléra, Sceaux, Select Bibliothèque, 1909
  • Souliers de satin et entraves d'acier, Bernard Valonnes/Tack, Sceaux, Select Bibliothèque, 1912 (info and images on BiblioCuriosa)
  • Gants Glacés et Menottes d'Or, Don Brennus Aléra/Tack, Sceaux, Select Bibliothèque, 1913 (info and images on BiblioCuriosa)
  • Le Règne de la Cravache et de la Bottine, Bernard Valonnes, Sceaux, Select Bibliothèque, 1913
  • Bellone, batteuse de femmes, Roland Brévannes, Sceaux, Select Bibliothèque, 1913
  • Frédérique, Don Brennus Aléra, Sceaux, Select Bibliothèque, 1921. Reprints:
    • ISBN 1-897767-08-0 (Delectus Books, hardcover, 1998)
    • ISBN 1-56333-706-1 (Masquerade Books, paperback, 1999)
    • ISBN 1584190027 (English translation Frederique: The True Story of a Youth Transformed into a Girl)
  • Les Asservies 7, Don Brennus Aléra/Esbey, Sceaux, Select Bibliothèque, 1929 (info and images on BiblioCuriosa)
  • Le Dressage de la Maid-Esclave 2, Bernard Valonnes, Sceaux, Select Bibliothèque, 1930
  • Attelages Humains, Esbey, Select Bibliothèque, 1931
  • Liens, Bandeau, Baillon 1, Bernard Valonnes/Esbey, Sceaux, Select Bibliothèque, 1933
  • Liens, Bandeau, Baillon 2, Bernard Valonnes/Esbey, Sceaux, Select Bibliothèque, 1933

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