Pauline Réage is the author of the 1954 novel Histoire d'O, or Story of O, an erotic novel about sadomasochism in postwar Paris. Pauline Reage is the pen name of French author Anne Desclos (1907 - 1998).
"Story of O" offers a dramatic illustration of people engaged in various sadistic, masochistic and/or spanking behavior. The novel's impact on many readers around the world has been profound. "Story of O" has been variously banned in many countries for its graphicly depictive language. There are no illustrations.