Postal Pleasures: Sex, Scandal, and Victorian Letters

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In 1889 uniformed post-boys were discovered moonlighting in a West End brothel frequented by men of the upper classes. "The Cleveland Street Scandal" erupted and Victorian Britain faced the possibility that the Post Office-a bureaucratic backbone of nation and empire-was inspiring and servicing subversive sexual behavior. However, the unlikely alliance between sex and the postal service was not exactly the news the sensational press made it out to be. Postal Pleasures explores the relationship between illicit sex and the ...

Postal Pleasures: Sex, Scandal, and Victorian Letters 2011, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199730919

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Postal Pleasures: Sex, Scandal, and Victorian Letters 2011, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199731169

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