The Secret Vice

The Secret Vice

Masturbation in Victorian Fiction and Medical Culture

eBook - 2008
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The secret vice: Masturbation in Victorian fiction and medical culture provides a unique consideration of writings on self-abuse in the long nineteenth century. The book examines the discourse on masturbation in medical works by English, Continental and American practitioners and demonstrates the influence and impact of these writings, not only on Victorian pornography but also in the creation of fictional characters by canonical authors such as Bram Stoker, J.S. Le Fanu, Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde. The book also features the first detailed and balanced study of the largely overlooked li.
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2008
ISBN: 9781781701089
1781701083
9781847791795
1847791794
0719077141
9780719077142
Characteristics: 1 online resource (193 pages)

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