"Astrid Cane" is the oldest daughter of the Cane family, father and three daughters, under the tutelage of a female family friend, Julie, Lady Tingle, who believes in the power of women to dominate their households, women and men alike, by taking control of their libidinous urges. Astrid is being given a salutary lesson in obedience by Julie, and she proves a remarkably quick learner, dominating with the help of whip and strap. Her father had been dominated by an aunt, and had secretly harboured lusts in that direction. Astrid quickly comes to dominate his household, and just in time she foils an attempt by a widowed neighbour to take over her father. She successfully begins plans to dominate the neighbour's family, and soon everyone is firmly under her thumb.
"Astrid Cane" is a classic Victorian erotic novel, published in 1891. It contains graphic sexual descriptions and themes.