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.
About the Author
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presentation of Josefine Mutzenbacher's memoirs, only linguistic errors were fixed and the names of famous people have been replaced by others.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.