The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen House.
By: Batchelor, Jennie.
Contributor(s): Hiatt, Megan.Material type: BookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Chawton House Library: Women''s Novels: Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2006Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (231 p.).ISBN: 9781848932487.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen HouseOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Acknowledgements; Introduction; Select Bibliography; Note on the Text; The Histories of Some of the Penitents on the Magdalen-House; Endnotes
First published in 1759, this novel aims to promote the cause of the Magdalen House, a charity which sought to rehabilitate prostitutes by fitting them for a life of virtuous industry. It challenges long-standing prejudices against prostitutes by presenting them as victims of inadequate education, male libertinism and sexual double standards.
Description based upon print version of record.