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

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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.

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This highly readable narrative pulls back a curtain on Victorian sexuality, subverting the stereotyped images of prudish bourgeoisie and lewd lower class.
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