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Author Greenup, Sylvia
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Publisher Firenze University Press
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Date Created 2016-01-12
Copyright Year ©2015
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) D204-475 ♦ P
Subject Keyword ‘Pamela’ Controversy ♦ Prostitution ♦ Magdalen Charity ♦ Service ♦ History ♦ Modern history ♦ Eighteenth Century
Abstract Thearticle probes the amphibious character of the ‘slippery’ servant-maid who methodically migrates between servitude and prostitution. It focuses in particular on the revision of the servant-maid/prostitute in the 1759 novel The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen House, published concomitantly with the opening of the Magdalen Hospital for Penitent Prostitutes as an aid in its object of re-training fallen women for domestic service. The literary re-imagining of Histories is analysed here through its engagement with the most significant topoi in master-servant relations recurring in both anti-servant literature and domestic conduct manuals as well as within the larger context of the so-called Pamela controversy. 
ISSN 22797149
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-03-01
e-ISSN 22797149
Journal Journal of Early Modern Studies
Volume Number 4
Page Count 29
Starting Page 315
Ending Page 343


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