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Love in the Time of Victoria: Sexuality and Desire Among Working-Class Men and Women in 19

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There has been a great deal written on the secret longings and sexual hypocrisy of the Victorian era's upper crust, but almost nothing has chronicled the erotic desires and sexuality of London's working class. Now, in this painstakingly researched book, their touching and emotional stories can be told.

Synopsis:

Using firsthand documents uncovered in the archives of a London foundling hospital, Barret-Ducrocq offers a marvelously acute census of Victorian sexual and moral attitudes.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. LABOURING CLASSES, DEPRAVED CLASSES

The Setting

A Vast Hothouse of Sexual Immorality

The signs of immorality

Use of the Streets / Places of Amusement / Living Conditions: One-Room Dwellings and Sexual Licence

Characters in the family drama

The Head of the Family / Children / Young People / Women

The Natural History of Transgressions

Profligacy

The Reign of the Impure / Animality

2. THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL

3. LOVE AND MARRIAGE

'My vile seducer has been the cause of four other young women's ruin

Casual Loves and Impossible Romances

'Female servants are far from being a virtuous class'

'Nice life this, for a girl of three and twenty, my Kerristian friends'

'Home, sweet home'

Temptations and Precautions

'As I was going to Chelsea one day, I met with a pretty girl on the way...'

Courtship

Parents and Family / Friends and Workmates / Employers / A Very Discreet Courtship / 'There Was No Courtship or Promise of Marriage'

'Where they went to I never heard say...but when she returned, Mrs. Gray said she'd very much rumpl'd her muslin...'

Sex before Marriage / Promises of Marriage: 'He promised me marriage, they all do' / Love Nests, Love Traps / The Question of Consent

Words of love

'Now lost to all, her friends, her virtue fled...'

'He promised to marry her soon, but soon he forgot all about her...'

Posting Banns / Living in Sin: 'Before everything went wrong' / Abortion Attempts / 'I told him at which he seemed frightened' / 'He said he would see me through my trouble'

Seduced and abandoned

Family and friends

'No Sir, Missus don't permit no followers'

Rules of Sexual Morality

EPILOGUE

Notes

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140173260
Author:
Barret-ducrocq, Francoise
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Howe, John
Author:
Barret-Ducrocq, Francoise
Author:
Howe, John
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
History
Subject:
London
Subject:
Sex customs
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
London (England) Moral conditions.
Subject:
Working class -- England -- London -- Sexual behavior -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 43
Publication Date:
19921231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.70x4.99x.65 in. .47 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
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