Collected in one volume: two women, spouses to French literary figures, setting out to top their husbands in every way possible. The Image, by "Jean de Berg" (Catherine Robbe-Grillet) so thrilled her husband, a somewhat better-known Alain, that he wrote a nifty preface to her work, signing off as "Pauline Reage." And Diane Bataille, who'd heard quite enough about her husband, author and erotic bibliographer Georges, decided one day to pen The Whip Angels, having it published by Maurice Girodias' infamous Olympia Press under the name "XXX". These two classic works of sexuality were published in '55 and '56, bookending the Story of O. The Olympia Press is pleased to bring them both to you in one volume.