By Mike Huggins,J. A. Mangan
Disreputable Pleasures explores the extra sinful and unrespectable Victorian male wearing pleasures, demonstrating the advanced interrelationships among such worth as manliness, muscularity and machismo, or sensuality, virility and hedonism. It sheds mild at the ways that the general public rhetoric of Victorian respectability should be rendered frustrating by way of the sensible pursuit of personal pleasures. It indicates that Victorian rest used to be even more contested cultural area than has been known, a battleground whose contestants ranged from the rational recreationalist to the avowedly hedonistic, and from the sacred to the profane.
Disreputable Pleasures poses a robust problem to the permitted public photograph of Victorian society and should enormously upload to our current realizing of Victorian Britain.
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