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Mighty lewd books : the development of pornography in eighteenth-century England

Author: Julie Peakman
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mighty Lewd Books provides a radical new approach to the study of sexuality in an in-depth investigation of the development of pornography. Through the examination of more than 500 pieces of British erotica, it looks at sex as seen in culture, religion and medicine throughout the long eighteenth century, when erotic poems, salacious prints and obscene satires were sold in London coffee-shops, in taverns, on street  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Peakman
ISBN: 1403915008 9781403915009 9781137033963 1137033967 9780230512573 0230512577
OCLC Number: 51810468
Description: xii, 263 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Erotica or Pornography? --
2. The Erotic Book Trade --
3. Bodily Fluids --
4. Erotica and Science --
5. Sexual Utopias in Erotica --
6. Anti-Catholic Erotica --
7. Flagellation --
8. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Julie Peakman.
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Mighty Lewd Books describes the emergence of a new home-grown English pornography. Through the examination of over 500 pieces of British erotica, this book looks at sex as seen in erotic culture,  Read more...

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'Long overdue, an assessment of English pornography needs to pay attention to context as well as content. Peakman's book is rich with detail and she presents texts that have long been hidden from Read more...

 
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