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Prostitution and Eighteenth-Century Culture : Sex, Commerce and Morality

By: Lewis, Ann.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.""The Body, Gender and Culture"": Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015Description: 1 online resource (259 p.).ISBN: 9781317322870.Subject(s): English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism | Prostitutes in literature | Prostitution in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Prostitution and Eighteenth-Century Culture : Sex, Commerce and MoralityDDC classification: 820.93538 LOC classification: PR448.P73 P76 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; List of Figures and Tables; Introduction: Venal Bodies - Prostitutes and Eighteenth-Century Culture - Markman Ellis and Ann Lewis; Part I: (Auto)Biographical and Classificatory Fictions: Madams, Courtesans, Whores; 1 Classifying the Prostitute in Eighteenth-Century France; 2 In Her Own Words: An Eighteenth-Century Madam Tells Her Story; 3 'All the World Knows Her Storie': Aphra Behn and the Duchess of Mazarin
4 Marie Petit's Persian Adventure (1705-8): Th e Eastward Travels of a French 'Concubine'5 'A First-Rate Whore': Prostitution and Empowerment in the Early Eighteenth Century; Part II: Visibility and Theatricality: Fiction, Image and Performance; 6 Prostitutes and Erotic Performances in Eighteenth-Century Paris; 7 Visible Prostitutes: Mandeville, Hogarth and 'A Harlot's Progress'; 8 The Narrative Sources of Candide's Paquette; 9 The Prostitute as Neo-Manager: Sade's Juliette and the New Spirit of Capitalism; Part III: The Magdalen House: Marriage, Motherhood, Social Reintegration
10 Figuring the London Magdalen House: Mercantilist Hospital, Sentimental Asylum or Proto-Evangelical Penitentiary?11 Mothers and Others: Sexuality and Maternity in Th e Histories of Some of Th e Penitents in the Magdalen-House (1760); Part IV: Wider Perspectives: Constructing the Prostitute in Social History; 12 Making a Living by 'Indecency': Life Stories of Prostitutes in Christiania, Norway; 13 Male Prostitution and the Emergence of the Modern Sexual System: Eighteenth-Century London; Notes; Index
Summary: The eighteenth century saw profound changes in the way prostitution was represented in literary and visual culture. This collection of essays focuses on the variety of ways that the sex trade was represented in popular culture of the time, across different art forms and highlighting contradictory interpretations.
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Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; List of Figures and Tables; Introduction: Venal Bodies - Prostitutes and Eighteenth-Century Culture - Markman Ellis and Ann Lewis; Part I: (Auto)Biographical and Classificatory Fictions: Madams, Courtesans, Whores; 1 Classifying the Prostitute in Eighteenth-Century France; 2 In Her Own Words: An Eighteenth-Century Madam Tells Her Story; 3 'All the World Knows Her Storie': Aphra Behn and the Duchess of Mazarin

4 Marie Petit's Persian Adventure (1705-8): Th e Eastward Travels of a French 'Concubine'5 'A First-Rate Whore': Prostitution and Empowerment in the Early Eighteenth Century; Part II: Visibility and Theatricality: Fiction, Image and Performance; 6 Prostitutes and Erotic Performances in Eighteenth-Century Paris; 7 Visible Prostitutes: Mandeville, Hogarth and 'A Harlot's Progress'; 8 The Narrative Sources of Candide's Paquette; 9 The Prostitute as Neo-Manager: Sade's Juliette and the New Spirit of Capitalism; Part III: The Magdalen House: Marriage, Motherhood, Social Reintegration

10 Figuring the London Magdalen House: Mercantilist Hospital, Sentimental Asylum or Proto-Evangelical Penitentiary?11 Mothers and Others: Sexuality and Maternity in Th e Histories of Some of Th e Penitents in the Magdalen-House (1760); Part IV: Wider Perspectives: Constructing the Prostitute in Social History; 12 Making a Living by 'Indecency': Life Stories of Prostitutes in Christiania, Norway; 13 Male Prostitution and the Emergence of the Modern Sexual System: Eighteenth-Century London; Notes; Index

The eighteenth century saw profound changes in the way prostitution was represented in literary and visual culture. This collection of essays focuses on the variety of ways that the sex trade was represented in popular culture of the time, across different art forms and highlighting contradictory interpretations.

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