Painful Pleasures

Title page of Painful Pleasures (1931)

Painful Pleasures is an English translation from 1931 of the French spanking novel Fustigations vécues (1907) by Jean de Villiot, translated and edited by Walter J. Meusal.

The 1931 edition was privately printed by Gargoyle Press "For Collectors Only". It features illustrations by Francis Heuber, or E. Remsen in other editions. These are in part more decorative (pure line art combined with geometric shapes) and in part more illustrative, see six examples below.


Painful Pleasures was reprinted in 1995 by Delectus Books.