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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 Alan Sutton, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 179pp, ex-library copy lacking free front end paper, several stamps and a sticker to spine of wrapper, not price clipped, illustrated. Slight rubbing to edges of wrapper which is in a clear protective sleeve but no tears or fading. Nice condition copy internally with little wear, very good reference copy. Heavy book, please inquire for postage outside the UK. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 022249
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, 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. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP36636408
Buchbeschreibung Alan Sutton, 1995. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP77172439
Buchbeschreibung Alan Sutton, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HH-045-65-6701706
Buchbeschreibung Alan Sutton, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110750904356
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1995. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0750904356