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Nightwalkers

This anthology makes available for the first time a selection of narratives by and about prostitutes in the eighteenth century. These memoirs, some written by and some about eighteenth-century prostitutes, offer important insights into female experience and class and gender roles in the period. Portraying the lives of women in both success and hardship, written in voices ranging from repentant to bawdy, the memoirs show the complexity of the lives of the "nightwalkers." For eighteenth-century readers, as Laura Rosenthal writes in her introduction, these memoirs "offered sensual and sentimental journeys, glimpses into high life and low life, and relentless confrontations with the explosive power of money and the vulnerability of those without it." Offering a range of narratives from the conservative and reformist to the unabashedly libertine, this book provides a fascinating alternative look into eighteenth-century culture.

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    Introduction
    Laura J Rosenthal
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    A Note on The Texts
    Laura J Rosenthal
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    Authentick Memoirs of the Life, Intrigues, and Adventures of the Celebrated Sally Salisbury. With True Characters of her most Considerable Gallants
    Captain Charles Walker
    68 pages @ $0.10/page
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    The Juvenile Adventures of Miss Kitty F[ishe]r (1759)
    Anonymous
    83 pages @ $0.10/page
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    From The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Madgalen-House as Supposed to be Related by Themselves
    Anonymous
    39 pages @ $0.10/page
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    An Account of the Death of F.S. Who Died April 1763, Aged Twenty-Six Years. In a LETTER to a FRIEND.
    Martin Madan
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    An Authentic Narrative of the Most Remarkable Adventures, and Curious Intrigues, Exhibited in the Life of Miss Fanny Davies, the Celebrated Modern Amazon
    Anonymous
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    Appendix: Bibliography of Prostitute Narratives in the Long Eighteenth Century
    Laura J Rosenthal
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