WorldCat Identities

Phil-Porney

Overview
Works: 7 works in 47 publications in 3 languages and 1,418 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ185.A5, 306.7420942
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Phil-Porney
Bernard Mandeville's "A modest defence of publick stews" prostitution and its discontents in early Georgian England by Phil-Porney( )
8 editions published between 1724 and 2006 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In A Modest Defence of Publick Stews (1724) its reputed author Dr. Bernard Mandeville argues that the best solution to the problems of prostitution (with its related evils of venereal disease, infanticide and other crimes) is not to stamp it out (an impossibility) but to legalize it and regulate it under strict government supervision. This proposal seems serious enough, but Mandeville's satire, with bawdy humor and passages of deliberately faulty reasoning, calls into question the seriousness of this somewhat utopian project. In this first annotated edition, the editor reveals that this complex work often relies upon ancient Classical and Renaissance authors (Plato, Ovid, Martial, Shakespeare, Ariosto, Milton, Butler and especially Montaigne) and that it merits reconsideration as a work richer in literary values and vitality than most readers had previously imagined. It also remains very pertinent to our ongoing debates on prostitution and sexuality in this era of HIV and AIDS
A modest defence of publick stews, or An essay upon whoring as it is now practis'd in these kingdoms ... by Phil-Porney( )
16 editions published between 1724 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A modest defence of publick stews (1724) by Phil-Porney( Book )
5 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Venus la populaire ou apologie des maisons de joye. Traduite de l'anglois by Phil-Porney( )
9 editions published between 1727 and 2005 in French and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A modest defence of publick stews or, an essay upon whoring. As it is now practis'd in these kingdoms. By the late Colonel Harry Mordaunt by Bernard Mandeville( )
7 editions published in 1740 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Venus la populaire, ou, Apologie des maisons de joye by Bernard Mandeville( Book )
1 edition published in 1727 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Una modesta difesa delle case di piacere by Bernard Mandeville( Book )
1 edition published in 1740 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Layman

controlled identity Mandeville, Bernard, 1670-1733

controlled identity Ogle, George, 1704-1746

Mordaunt, Harry
Ogle, Luke
Phil-Pornix
Languages
English (36)
French (10)
Italian (1)
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