When passion reigned: sex and the Victorians

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BasicBooks, Jul 1, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 209 pages
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Dispelling popular conceptions that view the Victorian era as sexually prudish or repressive, a lighthearted reexamination explains that Victorian sexuality was carefully nurtured, fashionable, and pervasive. National ad/promo.

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User Review  - Portia Costa - Goodreads

Very much enjoyed this book. It shows evidence to the effect that most average Victorians were passionate and erotically aware,and not the disapproving prudes they're often portrayed as. They just ... Read full review

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Anderson makes the case that, far from being a time of stifled sexuality, the Victorian Age was a period in which sex and passion were embraced, and that through the subtlety and delicacy in which ... Read full review

Contents

BOSOMS AND BUSTLES
25
MUSCLES AND MANHOOD
49
Chapter THE MAKING OFLOVEMAKING
71
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Patricia Anderson has hosted radio interview shows, written and produced programming for National Public Radio and PBS, and worked in television news. She has contributed to numerous magazines and periodicals, and is the author of Affairs in Order: A Complete Resource Guide to Death and Dying. She lives and works in upstate New York.

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