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1972; Saturday Review Press, New York; hardbound with green and blue boards and gilt decor and lettering on spine; book quite good condition with no page markings and tight binding; "First American Edition 1972" stated; nice black and white illustrations; dust jacket has some scuff and minor dings (see pics).


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"Victorian England - divided by rigid class barriers, obsessed with a puritan conscience, in the midst of industrialization and poverty, and intensely debating the issues of women's rights - was in 1885 confronted by a sustained attack on the organizers of prostitution in Britain and continental Europe.  The catalyst, which came after years of independent militancy, was a series of sensational newspaper articles that bared to the shocked scrutiny of proper Victorians the sordid underbelly of their own society..."

THE £5 VIRGINS by Michael Pearson

SKU: BS29j
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