This book contains the second volume of Wilhelm Stekel's ground-breaking treatise on two extremes of the human condition: sadism and masochism. This fascinating text is a clear and concise exploration of the subject that will appeal to both students and collectors alike. Within this work Stekel also makes frequent reference to the work of his contemporaries, such as Jung and Freud, which he does in an attempt to familiarise the reader with the nature of the conditions dealt with. Wilhelm Stekel was an Austrian physician and psychologist, often described as Freud's most distinguished pupil. This vintage book was originally published in 1929, and is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition compleye with specially commissioned new biography of the author.