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Inhaltsangabe: Sexual misdemeanours in high places are not new. Today's tabloid headlines of passion and indignation at the behaviour of members of the royal and political establishment are paralleled by events of a century and more ago. The mid-Victorian period was dominated by a double standard which insisted on a rigid public respectability while condoning widespread sexual immorality by men. This hypocrisy led to extensive protests culminating in a series of highly publicized scandals in the 1880s and '90s which marked the triumph of dogmatic puritanical morality. A furious controversy raged during the 1860s and '70s over stealthy moves towards legalizing prostitution. One MP commented on the protest movement, in which early feminists such as Florence Nightingale and Josephine Butler featured prominently, 'We know how to manage any other opposition . . . but this is very awkward for us - this revolt of women. It is quite a new thing.' The general public often reacted violently to the protesters; on one occasion a mob threatened to burn down the hotel where Josephine Butler was staying. Nevertheless, the remainder of the nineteenth century saw the inexorable rise to a position of power and influence of the 'purity lobby', assisted by the major scandals of the period, which saw the downfall of Sir Charles Dilke, Charles Stewart Parnell and, most infamously of all, Oscar Wilde. This is a fascinating analysis of the politics of sexual morality in Victorian Britain, which not only provides a well-researched and radical new view of the period, but also raises many questions about the extent to which the Victorian period can be described as the rise of respectable society.
Inhaltsangabe: Scandal lifts the veil of secrecy draped over Victorian sexuality by focusing on several highly publicised scandals which shook British society in the latter half of the 19th century and saw the downfall of, among others, Sir Charles Dilke, Charles Stewart Parnell and Oscar Wilde.
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Buchnummer des Verkäufers CHL1107049
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Scandal: Sexual Politics of Late Victorian Britain (Social History) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9780750904353
Buchbeschreibung Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, Stranraer, 1995. Cloth. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Some fading to d/j. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 030980
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Near fine hardback,in near fineclipped d/j,1995,1st edition.179pp,with illustrations. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 12156
Buchbeschreibung Alan Sutton Pub, 1995. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st. Sm4to. pp.179. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004246
Buchbeschreibung Alan Sutton, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition. Tall octavo, green boards. pp (10), (179). Illustrations, index. Ripples to fore margin of text throughout (manufacturing flaw??), ink owner name at front, else fine in fine jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 44108
Buchbeschreibung Alan Sutton, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110750904356
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. First Edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0750904356