A Caution for Young Girls is infamous as one of the most debased works of carnal debauchery circulating through the Seven Kingdoms , of the lowest sort. It is supposedly the memoir of Lady Coryanne Wylde , recounting a life of "sin, suffering, and slavery "—in the words of Archmaester Gyldayn —in which she finds herself as handmaid to a queen, the paramour of a young knight , a camp follower in the Disputed Lands , a serving wench in Myr , a mummer in Tyrosh , the "plaything" of a corsair queen in the Basilisk Isles , a slave in Volantis , the handmaid of a Qartheen warlock , the mistress of a pleasure house in Lys and ultimately a septa in the Starry Sept of Oldtown , where she sets down the story of her life as a warning to young maids. There are several variants of the book in circulation, due to its nature as a book of erotica: most of the population in Westeros is illiterate, and professional book-copiers only serve the elite.
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