When Flesh turns into Word collects 9 varied examples of British libertine literature that seemed earlier than 1750. 3 of these--The university of Venus (1680), Venus within the Cloister (1725), and A discussion among a Married woman and a Maid (1740)--are well-known "whore dialogues," dramatic conversations among an older, skilled girl and a more youthful, green maid. formerly unavailable in a cheap variation, those dialogues mix intercourse schooling, clinical folklore, and erotic literature in a decidedly proto-pornographic shape. This version offers different very important examples of libertine literature, together with bawdy poetry, a salacious scientific treatise, an irreverent travelogue, and a legal biography. the mix of either well known and influential texts provided during this version offers an obtainable creation to the range of fabric to be had to eighteenth-century readers ahead of the ebook of John Cleland's Memoirs of a girl of Pleasure in 1749.
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