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By Julie Peakman

Encompassing the lengthy 18th century, Amatory Pleasures examines a huge and attractive number of issues within the historical past of sexuality in Georgian occasions. It comprises dialogue of sexual perversion, felony dialog, erotic gardens, gentlemen's homosocial societies, flagellation, pornography, writings of courtesans and the area of girl friendship, revealing the key or hidden meanings circulating among mainstream and covert actions of the 18th century. Julie Peakman attracts connections among those items and situates them inside present debates and examines how Georgian sexual intercourse used to be built-in from low lifestyles and excessive areas, from brothels to palaces.

Aimed at a person drawn to gender, heritage of sexuality, intercourse, literature and 18th-century historical past, Amatory Pleasures is a useful choice of the paintings of a key student within the field.

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