Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 June 2000

304 Pages | 26 b/w line illus

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195135053

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The Whore's Story

Women, Pornography, and the British Novel, 1684-1830

Bradford K. Mudge

Ideologies of Desire

Bradford Mudge's book looks at the origins of literary pornography in English, presenting a comprehensive overview of the complex issues surrounding pornography in the eighteenth century, as it appears in fiction, poetry, criticism, medical manuals, and illustrations. Mudge frames these battles in the context of contemporary feminine argument, while closely reading the moment in which the lines of battle were first drawn.