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The Whore's Story: Women, Pornography, and the British Novel, 1684-1830 (Ideologies of Desire)

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    Bradford Keyes Mudge(Author)

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This fresh and persuasively argued book examines the origins of pornography in Britain and presents a comprehensive overview of women's role in the evolution of obscene fiction. Carefully monitoring the complex interconnections between three related debates―that over the masquerade, that over the novel, and that over prostitution―Mudge contextualizes the growing literary need to separate good fiction from bad and argues that that process was of crucial importance to the emergence of a new, middle-class state. Looking closely at sermons, medical manuals, periodical essays, and political tracts as well as poetry, novels, and literary criticism, The Whore's Story tracks the shifting politics of pleasure in eighteenth-century Britain and charts the rise of modern, pornographic sensibilities.

Bradford K Mudge's The Whore's Story is an important contribution to this project...a welcome addition to the literature on gender and sexuality in the period...with its thorough discussion of both familiar and obscure primary texts and its engaging readable style... (ECCB)

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  • PDF | 296 pages
  • Bradford Keyes Mudge(Author)
  • Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (1 April 2000)
  • English
  • 6
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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