The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen House
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Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen House by Jennie Batchelor
Book DescriptionFirst published in 1759, this novel aims to promote the cause of the Magdalen House, a charity which sought to rehabilitate prostitutes by fitting them for a life of virtuous industry. It challenges long-standing prejudices against prostitutes by presenting them as victims of inadequate education, male libertinism and sexual double standards.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781851968602
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Imprint: Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jennie Batchelor
Women's Work, Paperback (May 2014)
Women's work challenges influential accounts about gender and the novel by revealing the complex ways in which labour (as material reality and philosophical concept) shaped the lives and writings of a number of women authors working in the second half of the long eighteenth century
Women's Theatrical Memoirs, Hardback (January 2008)
By the close of the eighteenth century, the theatrical memoir had become a popular and established genre. This ten-volume facsimile collection presents the lives of some of the most celebrated actresses of their day. These memoirs also provide insights into contemporary constructions of gender, sexuality and fame.
Women and Material Culture, 1660-1830, Hardback (June 2007)» View all books by Jennie Batchelor
This book comprises twelve illustrated, interdisciplinary essays on gender and material culture across the eighteenth century. These essays point to the many ways in which gender mediated and was shaped by the consumption and production of goods and elucidate the complex relationships between material and social practice in the period.
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