It was by a writer called Sacher-Masoch, a native of Austro-Hungary.
Even the whip and the fur garments, Sacher-Masoch's favorite emotional symbols, find their explanation in this early episode.
Haec degeneratio nomen habet a fabularum scriptore Sacher-Masoch.
While still a child young Sacher-Masoch was in the midst of the bloody scenes of the revolution which culminated in 1848.
It was some time before Sacher-Masoch eventually succeeded in rendering his wife unfaithful.