Bernard Mandeville's "A Modest Defence of Publick Stews": Prostitution and Its Discontents in Early Georgian England (Paperback)

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In this study of Bernard Mandeville's A Modest Defence of Publick Stews, Irwin Primer breaks new ground by arguing that in addition to being an advocation for the establishment of state-regulated houses of prostitution, Mandeville's writing is also a highly polished work of literature.

About the Author


IRWIN PRIMER is Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University, USA.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781349533091
ISBN-10: 1349533092
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2006
Pages: 208
Language: English