When Flesh turns into Word collects 9 diversified examples of British libertine literature that seemed prior to 1750. 3 of these--The tuition 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 reasonable variation, those dialogues mix intercourse schooling, scientific folklore, and erotic literature in a decidedly proto-pornographic shape. This variation provides different very important examples of libertine literature, together with bawdy poetry, a salacious clinical treatise, an irreverent travelogue, and a legal biography. the mix of either renowned and influential texts provided during this variation presents an obtainable creation to the diversity of fabric on hand to eighteenth-century readers earlier than the ebook of John Cleland's Memoirs of a lady of Pleasure in 1749.

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