The Pearlby Anonymous
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, The Pearl provided unrestrained erotica for every taste.
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If you are a 'missionary position' type of person, then this book is definitely not for you. For those of us who believe that the imagination should be unfettered by the constrains of behavioral moral ethics - this book offers erotica for several different tastes. Admittedly limited by the language of the day, it at least unhampered by the current temperament of political correctness. I personally find the trend towards 'whitewashed' sex in the arts unappealling. Literature should and must explore the boundaries of the mind and soul, and not have to satisfy the political agendas of the 'Moral Police' of the day. This book includes scenes that would disquiet anyone who applies their moral ethics of behavior to their imagination. However, if your erotic imagination soars free of those constrains, then you may very well derive a substantial amount of pleasure from reading this book. IMHO
I bought my first copy of the Pearl in about 1990. I have gone through several copies and I agree with the other commentor, this is not for the PC type boring sex life person. I have other Victorian Erotica but the Pearl is still the best collection there is from that time period. If you want porn, stick to magazines. But if you want fun, if you want just a bit more than your typical romance novel, buy the Pearl.