Primers for Prudery: Sexual Advice to Victorian America (Paperback)
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Primers for Prudery: Sexual Advice to Victorian America (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 19/05/2000
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In Primers for Prudery Ronald G. Walters examines the historical and social context as well as the substance of sexual advice manuals in nineteenth-century America. Allowing the authors of these manuals to speak for themselves-with generous excerpts by contemporary authorities on subjects ranging from the virtues of celibacy to the vices of masturbation-Walters offers his readers a complex reading of the Victorian "prudery" referred to in the book's title. Supplementing each of the excerpts with extensive commentary, he places the advice manuals in the larger setting of gender and class issues. First published in 1974, Primers for Prudery now returns to print in a paperback edition with new selections from women's advice to women and a new preface in which Walters discusses changes that have occurred in the scholarship on sexuality since the book's first publication. He also provides an updated bibliographical note.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801863486
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
Edition: updated edition

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