Social historians, literary scholars, sociologists, and woman's studies scholars and students will be interested in this first fully annotated bibliography on prostitution in Great Britain. The bibliography features extensive analytical descriptions of 390 published primary and secondary sources directly related to prostitution in the British Isles from Tudor through Victorian times. A lengthy introduction provides an overview of the history of prostitution in Britain, as well as discussing the evolution of the various forms of writing on this subject, thus placing the bibliography in historical perspective. Works covered include government documents, broadsides, pamphlets, diaries, doctoral dissertations, and books, book chapters, and scholarly articles, published through 1992. Annotations include further references to hundreds of other related works. And a detailed subject index permits students and scholars to quickly find relevant works dealing with prostitution and a large number of related subjects, including venereal disease, crime, costume, fictional works and characters, sexuality, the theater, domestic servants, and homosexuality.
This handsomely bound and attractively presented bibliography is the first to give in-depth coverage of the history of prostitution in Britain...--Reference Reviews