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Unauthorized Pleasures : Accounts of Victorian Erotic Experience

Author: Ellen Bayuk Rosenman
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018] ©2003
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recent books and exhibitions have shown that Victorians were not so straitlaced about sexual matters as has been popularly assumed. Ellen Bayuk Rosenman's engrossing and enlightening book proves that the Victorians were extraordinarily articulate and resourceful when it came to expressing their sexual desires. Narratives of erotic experience were written, justified to the conservative culture, and circulated for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Bayuk Rosenman
ISBN: 9781501718700 1501718703
OCLC Number: 1091660222
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource : 20 halftones
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Seeking Pleasure in Victorian Britain --
1. Body Doubles: The Spermatorrhea Panic --
2. The Man on the Street: Gender, Vision, and the City --
3. Spectacular Women: The Mysteries of London and Female Pleasure --
4. Theresa Longworth and the Yelverton Marriage Story: How to Write Your Own Romance --
5. My Secret Life: The Consolation of Pornography --
Afterword: Pleasures Then and Now --
Works Cited --
Index --
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Recent books and exhibitions have shown that Victorians were not so straitlaced about sexual matters as has been popularly assumed. Ellen Bayuk Rosenman's engrossing and enlightening book proves that the Victorians were extraordinarily articulate and resourceful when it came to expressing their sexual desires. Narratives of erotic experience were written, justified to the conservative culture, and circulated for the pleasure of readers. Rosenman's exploration of masculinity and femininity in Victorian sexual storytelling includes an account of the "spermatorrhea panic" that terrified the men of Britain, tells of Theresa Longworth's erotic revisions of the romance plot, and takes up the exhaustive, even exhausting, pornographic epic My Secret Life. Drawing on social history, court cases, medical literature, popular novels, and the diaries and letters of everyday life, Rosenman looks beyond the usual sexual suspects--homosexuals and prostitutes, for example--to address a range of pleasures that emerged from the ideological structures meant to contain them. She asserts that, however powerful ideology is, it does not script erotic repertoires in definitive or predictable ways, and that individuals can find ways of evading or easing its constraints.

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