The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen House

1st Edition

Jennie Batchelor, Megan Hiatt

Routledge
Published August 4, 2016
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9781138235922 - CAT# Y310099
Series: Chawton House Library: Women's Novels

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Summary

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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