In The Memoirs of Dolly Morton, there are the true adventures of the brave women of the “underground railway”, in the efforts to destroy the system of slavery which was the worst of many bad legacies bequeathed the Republic of the United States by the British Government, are related with a candour and a graphic beauty rarely encountered in any literature.
Excerpt from the book: Nothing remained now but my chemise, and that he soon pulled off over my head, leaving me standing nude before him. As I saw my whole figure reflected in the mirror, I could not help uttering a little cry of shame, and I instinctively covered the “spot” with both my hands, while my face and neck and the upper part of my bosom became scarlet. I shut my eyes’, but the tears forced their way between my closed eyelids and trickled down my cheeks. Randolph now turned me around, looking at me on every side, and holding my hands so that I could not screen any part of my body. But he did not feel me: when he had sufficiently gratified the lust of his eyes, he lifted me up in his arms, carried me to the bed, and laid me down upon it on my back. Covering the “spot” with one hand, and with the other hiding my scarlet face, I lay trembling while he quietly undressed himself and put on his nightshirt. I hoped that he would extinguish the lights, but he did not. Getting up on the bed beside me, he removed my hand from my face. Then, clasping my naked body in his arms, he kissed my lips, eyes and cheeks, saying: “Now, my-dear little girl, I’ve got you at last.” It was the first time he had made use of a tender word to me that night. While stripping me he had not spoken a word, but had treated me as if I had been merely a mannequin. After kissing me, he proceeded to gratify his sense of touch. Laying both his hands on my bosom, he played with my breasts, squeezing them, tickling them and kneading the flesh with his fingers. Then, bending his head, he took one of my nipples in his mouth and nibbled at it with his teeth. "The Memoirs of Dolly Morton" is a classic Victorian erotic novel, published in 1899. It contains graphic sexual descriptions and themes.