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Charles Carrington (11 November 1867 - 15 October 1921) was a leading British publisher of erotica in late-19th and early 20th century Europe, including flagellation novels that were illustrated by the illustrator Martin van Maële. Born Paul Harry Ferdinando in Bethnal Green, England, he published in Paris where he also managed a bookshop and for a short period of time moved his activities to Brussels. Carrington also published works of classical literature, including the first English translation of Aristophanes "Comedies," and books by famous authors such as Oscar Wilde and Anatole France, in order to hide his "undercover" erotica publications under a veil of legitimacy. Carrington died at St-Ivry, France.

Selected publications

  • Raped on the Railway: a True Story of a Lady who was first ravished and then flagellated on the Scotch Express (1894) by Anonymous for the "Cosmopolitan Bibliophile Society".
  • The Loves of a Musical Student - being the History of the Adventures and Amorous Intrigues of a Young Rake (1897) by Anonymous.
  • Memoirs of Private Flagellation (1899) by Anonymous (Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles Français et Étrangers).
  • Nell in Bridewell (1900) by Wilhelm Reinhard (Paris, Society of British Bibliophiles [Carrington]), translated to English from the original German Lenchen im Zuchthause (Lenchen in jail) (1840). Also published in French as La Flagellation des femmes en Allemagne (1901).
  • The Magnetism of the Rod or the Revelations of Miss Darcy (1902). A reprint of The Romance of Chastisement (1866) by St. George H. Stock.
  • Le Fouet à Londres (The Whip in London) (1902), Published in Paris by Charles Carrington as part of the series La Flagellation a Travers le Monde.
  • Femmes Chatiees (1903) by Jean de Villiot. French translation of Charles Carrington's Whipped Women short stories; original manuscript published in 1994.
  • Woman and Her Master (1904) by Jean de Villiot, pseudonym of Georges Grassal. Flagellation erotica translated into English by Charles Carrington from the original 1902 French edition, La Femme et son maître.
  • La Flagellation amoureuse (1904) by Jean de Villiot, pseudonym of Georges Grassal.
  • Le Fouet au Harem (1906) by Jean de Villiot, pseudonym of Georges Grassal.
  • The Beautiful Flagellants of New York (1907) by Lord Drialys (The Society of British Bibliophiles [Charles Carrington]: Paris).
  • Clic! Clac! Précédé d'un conte "Home-Discipline" (1907) by Jean de Villiot (Librairie des Bibliophiles Parisiens [Charles Carrington]).
  • Sadopaideia: Being the Experiences of Cecil Prendergast Undergraduate of the University of Oxford Shewing How he was Led Through the Pleasant Paths of Masochism to the Supreme joys of Sadism (1907), anonymous, possibly by Algernon Charles Swinburne.




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