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The Prostitute's Body
Rewriting Prostitution in Victorian Britain





ISBN 9781138661189
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Attwood examines Victorian attitudes to prostitution across a number of sources: medical, literary, pornographic.

Table of Contents

Introduction: ‘The Great Social Evil’ – Representing the Victorian Prostitute; Chapter 1 White-Washed Sepulchres and Wives of Englishmen: William Acton’s Representation of English Prostitutes; Chapter 2 From ‘Masses of Rottenness’ to the ‘Queen’s Women’: The Report of the Royal Commission (1871); Chapter 3 Mothers, Sisters and Shameless Women: Josephine Butler and the Victorian Prostitute; Chapter 4 Mercy and Grace: Wilkie Collins and the New Magdalen; Chapter 5 My Secret Life and the Pornographic Representation of Prostitution; conclusion Conclusion: Countering the Myth;

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Nina Attwood