Prostitution and the Victorians

Prostitution and the Victorians

by Trevor Fisher
     
 

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Fascinating excerpts from newspapers, journals, diaries, and letters show that although prostitution was widespread in Victorian Britain, it was not altogether considerd amoral.  See more details below

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Fascinating excerpts from newspapers, journals, diaries, and letters show that although prostitution was widespread in Victorian Britain, it was not altogether considerd amoral.

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Describes how, despite late-20th-century notions about straight- laced Victorians, their society was rampant with what they called the Great Social Evil. Documents the debate between public health advocates who wanted to regulate the profession and moral purity crusaders who wanted to suppress it, with excerpts from key contemporary polemics and eyewitness accounts. Also comments on the pattern of the debate and its implications for our understanding of Victorian life. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780312175832
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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