Pearl

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Overview

Follow the story of Beatrice in Volume One, Lady Pokingham, where sordid adventures in the sexual underworld are commonplace, and virginal fantasies, flagellation, and Catholic guilt manifest themselves as streams of erotic poetry. In Volume Two, La Rose d'Amour, a young man is influenced by his lusty young cousins, who invite him to join an illicit club of debauchery and brandy-saturated orgies, where pearl necklaces and see-through negligees are the only dress codes ...

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The Pearl Vol. I: The Scandalous Victorian Journal of Erotica Issues 1-3

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Overview

Follow the story of Beatrice in Volume One, Lady Pokingham, where sordid adventures in the sexual underworld are commonplace, and virginal fantasies, flagellation, and Catholic guilt manifest themselves as streams of erotic poetry. In Volume Two, La Rose d'Amour, a young man is influenced by his lusty young cousins, who invite him to join an illicit club of debauchery and brandy-saturated orgies, where pearl necklaces and see-through negligees are the only dress codes required.

Among the first "Journals of Voluptuous Reading" to be spawned by the Victorians, this novel shows them as vastly different from their public image--beneath the facade of respectability and sexual repression there existed the strongest urge for sexual experimentation and enjoyment. First published in London in July 1879, it provided unrestrained erotica for every taste.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781144357984
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 2/12/2010
  • Pages: 50
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

These stories are taken from The Pearl (A Magazine of Facetiae and Voluptuous Reading), which was published between 1879 and 1880, and which across its 18-issue lifetime reveled unashamedly in its reputation for salubrious gossip from the upper echelons of society.

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Table of Contents

The Pearl No. 11
Sub-Umbra 2
Miss Coote's Confession 6
Lady Pokingham 14
Poetry, Facetiae, &c. 27
Nursery Rhymes 33
The Pearl No. 237
Sub-Umbra 37
Miss Coote's Confession 42
Lady Pokingham 51
Letter from Harriet Keene 63
Poetry, Facetiae, &c. 64
Nursery Rhymes 70
The Pearl No. 373
Sub-Umbra 73
Miss Coote's Confession 77
Charlie Collingwood's Flogging 86
Lady Pokingham 93
Poetry, Facetiae, &c. 98
Nursery Rhymes 104
The Pearl No. 4107
Sub-Umbra 107
Miss Coote's Confession 112
Young Beginners 123
An Epistle to a Lady 129
Lady Pokingham 131
Poetry, Facetiae, &c. 135
Nursery Rhymes 139
The Pearl No. 5143
Sub-Umbra 143
Miss Coote's Confession 149
The State's New Duty 159
Lady Pokingham 163
A Black Joseph: The Trial of Mrs. Inglefield 168
Poetry, Facetiae, &c. 170
Nursery Rhymes 176
The Pearl No. 6179
Sub-Umbra 179
Miss Coote's Confession 184
Poetry, Facetiae, &c. 194
Lady Pokingham 198
Two Extraordinary Letters (from a Tryal) 203
Fables and Maxims 205
More Poetry, Facetiae, &c. 206
Nursery Rhymes 210
The Pearl No. 7213
Sub-Umbra 213
Poetry, Facetiae, &c. 220
Miss Coote's Confession 224
Pleasures of Memory 234
The Trial of Captain Powell 236
Lady Pokingham 239
More Poetry 244
The Pearl No. 8249
La Rose d'Amour 249
Fables and Maxims 258
Miss Coote's Confession 259
Lady Pokingham 268
Sub-Umbra (conclusion) 275
Poetry, Facetiae, &c. 282
The Pearl No. 9285
La Rose d'Amour 285
An Adventure with a Tribade 296
Miss Coote's Confession 300
Poetry, Facetiae, &c. 310
Lady Pokingham 312
More Poetry, Facetiae, &c. 320
The Pearl No. 10323
La Rose d'Amour 323
Sally's Mistake 336
Miss Coote's Confession (conclusion) 339
Lady Pokingham 349
The Arithmetician 357
The Pearl No. 11359
La Rose d'Amour 359
Frank Fane--A Ballad 368
My Grandmother's Tale 373
Lady Pokingham 387
The Pearl No. 12395
La Rose d'Amour 395
My Grandmother's Tale 406
A Secret Revealed 416
The Marriage Morn 420
Lady Pokingham 421
The New Patent Fucking Machine 427
The Pearl No. 13429
La Rose d'Amour 429
Julien's Concert 439
My Grandmother's Tale 440
Flunkeyania 451
Lady Pokingham 456
The Pearl No. 14465
La Rose d'Amour 465
My Grandmother's Tale 478
The Good Nobleman 489
Flunkeyania 490
Lady Pokingham 494
The Pearl No. 15501
La Rose d'Amour 501
Poetry, Facetiae, &c 508
My Grandmother's Tale 510
Flunkeyania 519
The Old Dildoe 524
Lady Pokingham (conclusion) 527
Sweet Polly 534
The Burial of Sir John Thomas 535
The Pearl No. 16537
La Rose d'Amour (conclusion) 537
The Blue Vein 549
My Grandmother's Tale 552
Flunkeyania 562
Nursery Rhymes 569
Poetry, Facetiae, &c. 569
The Pearl No. 17573
My Grandmother's Tale 573
Drawing-Room Passe Temps 585
The Bankrupt Bawd 587
Poetry, Facetiae, &c. 589
Flunkeyania (conclusion) 590
Memoranda from Mr. P-- 598
Things I Don't Like to See 602
More Poetry, Facetiae, &c. 604
The Pearl No. 18609
My Grandmother's Tale (conclusion) 609
Acrostics & Facetiae 615
The Sultan's Reverie 617
How He Lost His Whiskers 625
The Novice 636
Poetry 640
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    as in many and varied ways of exploring sexuality. This was my first introduction to erotica at a young age (we're talking 15 or 16 - thanks mom) and it still facinates me to this day. The limericks are hysterical if you understand the Victorian contexts, the novellas are a facinating contrast to the prim and proper view one has of the Victorian period, and the explorations into kink are inspiring... all in all a fantastic investment!

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