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Early and Mid-Victorian Attitudes towards Victorian Working-Class Prostitution, with a Special Focus on London

Abstract : This dissertation aims at presenting the different attitudes that some Victorians could have towards the issue of prostitution among working-class women in Victorian London. Indeed, prostitution was a subject that deeply marked the Victorian era as well as its contemporaries. It affected more particularly women with an underprivileged background. From the 1830s, Victorian observers started a thorough work in order to analyse and expose as accurately as possible this ―Great Social Evil‖. Each of their writings on prostitution reflects a particular point of view and underlines implicitly the intellectual and social conflicts that took place during this period.
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Kathleen Faure. Early and Mid-Victorian Attitudes towards Victorian Working-Class Prostitution, with a Special Focus on London. Literature. 2013. ⟨dumas-00935249⟩

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