A Viennese Prostitute

A Viennese Prostitute

by Josefine Mutzenbacher

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A Viennese Prostitute by Josefine Mutzenbacher

Josefine Mutzenbacher was a famous Viennese prostitute in the late 19th century. Upset that no other prostitute had ever written an autobiography, she decided to be the first as those who wanted to enter the oldest of professions needed a guiding hand.

This is her story.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148273011
Publisher: Defenestration Press
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Series: A Viennese Prostitute
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 172
File size: 99 KB

About the Author

Josefine Mutzenbacher was born in Hernals, a suburb of Vienna, on February 20, 1852. She returned to her native city after many years where she led a striking and much noticed existence as a prostitute of the most elegant variety until 1894.

Then she moved near Klagenfurt, a small estate, and spent her days in almost complete solitude. While suffering from illness, she wrote the story of her youth.

She gave the manuscript to her doctor a few weeks before she underwent major surgery. This surgery resulted in her death. Her memoirs appear here as a rare document of emotional sincerity as a valuable and strange confession that deserves to be recognized for the cultural history it presents. In this presentation of Josefine Mutzenbacher's memoirs, only linguistic errors were fixed and the names of famous people have been replaced by others.

She died on December 17th, 1904.

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