Prostitution and The Victorians by Trevor Fisher (1997) Victorian Britain has long been viewed as a tightly buttoned society in sexual matters. In fact, female prostitution, or the Great Social Evil as contemporaries called it, was endemic and the persistence of the phenomenon infuriated anti-vice campaigners, while perplexing social reformers...The evidence presented here clearly indicates that prostitution was a serious issue for serious Victorians. The popular images of a polite and respectable people, or a hypocritical and repressive society which did not practice what it preached, cannot be substantiated. Moreover, it is surprising how many of the debates covered in this book are still with us today. 164 pp. with index.
PROSTITUTION AND THE VICTORIANS
- Binding: Hardcover, 7x10"; Book Condition: Very Good, markings on first page; Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, glassine wrapped; Publication Date: 1997; Edition: First Edition; Publisher: St. Martin's Press