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The Pearl - Rare Victorian Erotica: Christmas Annual 1881 - Illustrated [Kindle Edition]

William Lazenby

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The Pearl - Rare Victorian Erotica:
Christmas Annual 1881

Erotic Tales, Rhymes, Songs and Parodies
By William Lazenby


The Pearl is a collection of erotic tales, rhymes, songs and parodies in magazine form that were published in London between 1879 to 1880, when they were forced to shut down by the authorities for publishing rude and obscene literature.

The Pearl, A Magazine of Facetiae and Voluptuous Reading was a pornographic monthly magazine issued for 18 months in London by William Lazenby from July 1879 to December 1880, with two Christmas supplements; it was closed down by the authorities for publishing obscene literature. Lazenby followed it with The Oyster (1883) and The Boudoir.

The general format of the magazine was to publish three serial erotic tales simultaneously, devoted to sex in high society, BDSM and flagellation, respectively, interspersed with obscene parodies, poems and limericks. The publisher William Lazenby also wrote some of the contents. Some of the poems are thought to have been written by Algernon Charles Swinburne. The format of the magazine can be seen as a parody of contemporary magazines aimed at the family market.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 674 KB
  • Print Length: 114 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CK051HU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Editing. May 11 2014
By Brandon PAtterson - Published on
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This book contains many editing errors. There are times when there are words that are misspelled. There are very clearly many words that are missing. There are even sentences that just end in the middle with the rest no where to be found. While the cover is appealing, there is nothing on the inside other than the writing. The paragraphs aren't even indented! Very sad to see this work redone in such a poor manner.

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