Madonnas and Magdalens (USED)

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Madonnas and Magdalens: The Origins and Development of Victorian Sexual Attitudes by Eric Trudgill (ISBN - 9780841902410)

(USED) Very good condition. Mylar wrapped.

"Captured in its title, Madonnas and Magdalens is the essence of this unusual and absorbing study of Victorian sexual attitudes.  At the very time when Victorians were eulogizing woman in their literature, pedestalizing her as a 'madonna' figure of immaculate purity, they were also responsible for the presence in London and other cities of vast numbers of prostitutes, or 'magdalens'.

Madonnas and Magdalens offers not a prurient keyhole view of history, but a richly researched picture of a great and fascinating age."