First 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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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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