Written in 1709, this book is an early and influential example of satirical political writing by a woman. The book, with its blend of politics and sexuality, is based on the public and private lives of prominent politicians and society figures of the time.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140433708
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1993. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "An erotic scandal chronicle so popular it became a byword. Expertly tailored for contemporary readers. It combines scurrilous attacks on the social and political celebritites of the day, disguised just enough to exercise titillating speculatuion, with luscious erotic tales." -- Belles Lettres This story concerns the return of to earth of the goddess of Justice, Astrea, to gather information about private and public behavior on the island of Atalantis. Manley drew on her experience as well as on an obsessive observation of her milieu to produce this fast paced narrative of political and erotic intrigue. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140433708