Discipline is enforced through the vigorous application of birch and whip. Whilst cross-dressing is a feature of this novel, the central chapters focus on the subjection of a haughty young aristocrat, Miss Virginia Malville.
"Stays and Gloves" is a classic Victorian erotic novel, published in 1909 by Lord Kidrodstock. It contains graphic sexual descriptions and themes. Its subtitle is: "Figure-Training and Deportment by Means of the Discipline of Tight Corsets, Narrow High-Heeled Boots, Clinging Kid Gloves, Combinations, etc..."