Two classic Victorian entertainments that celebrate the language of love--"The Alter of Venus" concerns a gentleman, introduced to the joys of desires at a tender age, who commits himself to a sensual expedition that will last the rest of his life; and, "Maid and Mistress" recounts the journey of a reckless young man visiting a country house who discovers, through the pretty young maid-in-waiting, the sexual life beneath the social propriety, and avails himself to the aloof mistress of the manor.

The Cunning Linguist 1997, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780786704491

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