The Naughty Victorian Hand Book

The Rediscovered Art of Erotic Hand Manipulation
Author: Burton Silver,Jeremy Bennett
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780894806247
Category: Humor
Page: 64
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A parody of Victorian erotica features drawings with missing portions to be supplied by the reader's hand

Dodger's Guide to London

Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448174600
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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This digital edition includes the original artwork, has been specially adapted for ebook platforms and is optimized for tablet devices. The hardback edition of Dodger's Guide to London has fully integrated images and text. ROLL UP! ROLL UP! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Ladies and Gents, Sir Jack Dodger brings you a most excellent Guide to London! Did you know . . . ? If a Victorian couldn’t afford a sweep, they might drop a goose down their chimney to clean it! A nobby lady’s unmentionables could weigh up to 40lbs! Parliament had to be suspended during the Great Stink of 1858! From the wretches of the rookeries to the fancy coves at Buckingham Palace, Dodger will show you every dirty inch of London. Warning: Includes ’orrible murders, naughty ladies and plenty of geezers!


The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners
Author: Therese Oneill
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 9780316357906
Category: History
Page: 320
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Have you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era? Ladies, welcome to the 19th century, where there's arsenic in your face cream, a pot of cold pee sits under your bed, and all of your underwear is crotchless. (Why? Shush, dear. A lady doesn't question.) UNMENTIONABLE is your hilarious, illustrated, scandalously honest (yet never crass) guide to the secrets of Victorian womanhood, giving you detailed advice on: ~ What to wear ~ Where to relieve yourself ~ How to conceal your loathsome addiction to menstruating ~ What to expect on your wedding night ~ How to be the perfect Victorian wife ~ Why masturbating will kill you ~ And more Irresistibly charming, laugh-out-loud funny, and featuring nearly 200 images from Victorian publications, UNMENTIONABLE will inspire a whole new level of respect for Elizabeth Bennett, Scarlet O'Hara, Jane Eyre, and all of our great, great grandmothers. (And it just might leave you feeling ecstatically grateful to live in an age of pants, super absorbency tampons, epidurals, anti-depressants, and not-dying-of-the-syphilis-your-husband-brought-home.)

Wild Women

Crusaders, Curmudgeons, and Completely Corsetless Ladies in the Otherwise Virtuous Victorian Era
Author: Autumn Stephens
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9780943233369
Category: Social Science
Page: 249
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Meet 150 women who gave Queen Victoria the fits!.

The Hedonism Handbook

Mastering The Lost Arts Of Leisure And Pleasure
Author: Michael Flocker
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786728094
Category: Humor
Page: 208
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In the age of Oprah, Dr. Phil, and countless other self-help disciplinarians, indulging in any kind of pleasurable pastime is on the brink of extinction. But it's not too late to revive those lost pleasures that make life worth living. The Hedonism Handbook can help put the three-martini lunch, the baguette with real butter, the deep tan, the unfiltered cigarette, or the simple act of lying in a hammock under the stars back within our grasp. A tongue-in-cheek, satirical guide to the "good" life, The Hedonism Handbook will help us reclaim it all.With his characteristic wit, author Michael Flocker combines humorous reviews of historical excesses, suggestions for everyday indulgences, lists of hedonistic icons with famous quotes and earnest warnings about the perils of structured living. Made up of ten worldly wise chapters arranged to form a journey for the reader-a path from the straight-and-narrow into wide-open fields of frivolity-The Hedonism Handbook will help readers master the lost arts of leisure and pleasure. It provides an entertaining, yet (if you're not careful), life-changing read.

The Victorian Parson

Author: Barry Turner
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445644444
Category: History
Page: 304
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The Victorian parson is an unsung hero. Legend and literature portray him as a buffoon or a charlatan; at best, he is the bearer of a thin veneer of piety as a cover for hypocrisy, and it is true that stories of louche, lazy or plain loony vicars are easy to come by. However, amid the unprecedented technological and commercial turmoil of the nineteenth century, the Church moved to the centre of the nation's affairs and took on new and important responsibilities. Campaigning for new schools, healthier living conditions and providing humanitarian values, the vicar became the champion for the lower classes despite remote and hostile communities, churches that were barely fit for purpose and uncooperative local landowners. With a wealth of diary entries and other first-hand accounts, this beautifully written history sees society from the viewpoint of the parson at the centre of his community - a community in the throes of economic, spiritual, architectural, social and scientific revolution.

Everything He Hasn't Told You Yet

A New Way to Get Men Talking About Stuff That Matters
Author: Burton Silver,Martin O'Connor
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9781580088862
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 374
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Presents a collection of hypthetical situations and exercises to help men reveal their innermost thoughs and feelings.


A Literary History of Subversion and Control
Author: Matthew Fellion,Katherine Inglis
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773551891
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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When Henry Vizetelly was imprisoned in 1889 for publishing the novels of Émile Zola in English, the problem was not just Zola’s French candour about sex – it was that Vizetelly’s books were cheap, and ordinary people could read them. Censored exposes the role that power plays in censorship. In twenty-five chapters focusing on a wide range of texts, including the Bible, slave narratives, modernist classics, comic books, and Chicana/o literature, Matthew Fellion and Katherine Inglis chart the forces that have driven censorship in the United Kingdom and the United States for over six hundred years, from fears of civil unrest and corruptible youth to the oppression of various groups – religious and political dissidents, same-sex lovers, the working class, immigrants, women, racialized people, and those who have been incarcerated or enslaved. The authors also consider the weight of speech, and when restraints might be justified. Rich with illustrations that bring to life the personalities and the books that feature in its stories, Censored takes readers behind the scenes into the courtroom battles, legislative debates, public campaigns, and private exchanges that have shaped the course of literature. A vital reminder that the freedom of speech has always been fragile and never enjoyed equally by all, Censored offers lessons from the past to guard against threats to literature in a new political era.

Naughty Ladies

Author: Helen Exley
Publisher: Helen Exley Gift Books
ISBN: 9781846340055
Category: Humor
Page: 368
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For the cheeky, the flirtatious or the sophisticated - indeed for everyone who enjoys the fun, the glories and the nonsense of sex. A wicked and witty gift!

Awkward Family Photos

Author: Mike Bender,Doug Chernack
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307592286
Category: Humor
Page: 192
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With twenty-five new photographs for the eBook edition, the New York Times bestseller is now more awkward than ever Based on the hit website, (“painful, regrettable, horrifyingly awesome snaps of family bonding, you will laugh so hard that people in adjoining offices will ask what’s wrong with you”—Esquire), this full color book features never-before-seen photos and hilarious personal stories covering everything from uncomfortable moments with relatives, teen angst, sibling rivalry, and family vacations from hell. Cringe at the forced poses, bad hair, and matching outfits--all prompting us to look at our own families and celebrate the fact that we're not alone. Nothing says awkward better than an uncomfortable family photograph!

The History & Arts of the Dominatrix

Author: Anne O Nomis
Publisher: Anna Nomis Ltd
ISBN: 0992701023
Category: History
Page: 288
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The academic book on the history of the Dominatrix through the ages, with meticulous research from libraries and museums. From the ancient Dominatrix Goddess Inanna – Ishtar, the 17th – 19th Century Governess Dominatrix, the 20th Century ‘Bizarre’ ladies. Lastly Nomis theory on the Dominatrix’s practices as the ‘Seven Realm Arts’.

The Dangerous Book for Boys

Author: Conn Iggulden,Hal Iggulden
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0061243582
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is. In this digital age there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun—building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world's best paper airplanes. The completely revised American Edition includes: The Greatest Paper Airplane in the World The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World The Five Knots Every Boy Should Know Stickball Slingshots Fossils Building a Treehouse* Making a Bow and Arrow Fishing (revised with US Fish) Timers and Tripwires Baseball's "Most Valuable Players" Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg Spies-Codes and Ciphers Making a Go-Cart Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary Girls Cloud Formations The States of the U.S. Mountains of the U.S. Navigation The Declaration of Independence Skimming Stones Making a Periscope The Ten Commandments Common US Trees Timeline of American History * For more information on building treehouses, visit and or see "Treehouses You Can Actually Build" by David Stiles

The Big Book of Bondage

Sexy Tales of Erotic Restraint
Author: Alison Tyler
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 1573449075
Category: Fiction
Page: 332
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Acclaimed editor Alison Tyler lures readers into the devilishly twisted world of BDSM in her latest anthology of provocative erotic fiction. E.L. James' 50 Shade of Grey proved to be a roaring success in the UK and has opened up the world of erotic fiction to a brand new audience. The Big Book of Bondage is packed full of well-crafted and suspenseful erotic tales laced with kink. Alison Tyler's latest collection delves into the dynamics of relationships filled with unrestrained passion, revealing a world of beautiful contradictions that will thrill and inspire readers.


Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062190156
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 368
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Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett's Dodger, a Printz Honor Book, combines high comedy with deep wisdom in a tale of one remarkable boy's rise in a fantasy-infused Victorian London. Seventeen-year-old Dodger is content as a sewer scavenger. But he enters a new world when he rescues a young girl from a beating, and her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England. From Dodger's encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd, to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery.

Horrible Histories: Vile Victorians (New Edition)

Author: Terry Deary
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407161997
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
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They may have looked all prim and proper, but the Victorians were a jolly naughty bunch who could be vicious and violent and villainous. Readers can discover the murderers who wouldn't hang, when the first public loo was flushed and all about stag hunting in Paddington Station. With a bold, accessible new look, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. Revised by the author and illustrated throughout to make Horrible Histories more accessible to young readers.

The Advertising Handbook

Author: Sean Brierley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113484283X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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The Advertising Handbook is a critical introduction to the practices and perspectives of the advertising industry. Sean Brierley explores the structures of the profession and examines the roles of all those involved in advertising including businesses, agencies, consultancies and media owners. The Advertising Handbook traces the development of advertising and examines the changes that have take taken place from its formative years through to today's period of rapid change: the impact of new media, the rise of the ad agency, industry mergers, the Internet and digital technologies, and the influence of the regulatory environment. The Advertising Handbook offers a theoretical understanding of the industry and it challenges many assumptions about advertising's power and authority. Thoroughly revised and updated, it examines why companies and organisations advertise, how they research markets, where and when they advertise, the principles and techniques of persuasion and how companies measure performance. The Advertising Handbook includes: Illustrations from a range of high-profile campaigns including Budweiser, Barnardo's, Benetton and Club 18-30 New and detailed 'workshop' exercises accompanying each chapter Case studies and profiles of ad agencies and key media players A revised and up-to-date glossary of key terms A guide to useful web and online resources

The Art Of Seduction

Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651402
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
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Which sort of seducer could you be? Siren? Rake? Cold Coquette? Star? Comedian? Charismatic? Or Saint? This book will show you which. Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead and give pleasure all at once. When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. In this beautiful, sensually designed book, Greene unearths the two sides of seduction: the characters and the process. Discover who you, or your pursuer, most resembles. Learn, too, the pitfalls of the anti-Seducer. Immerse yourself in the twenty-four manoeuvres and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over their target. Understand how to 'Choose the Right Victim', 'Appear to Be an Object of Desire' and 'Confuse Desire and Reality'. In addition, Greene provides instruction on how to identify victims by type. Each fascinating character and each cunning tactic demonstrates a fundamental truth about who we are, and the targets we've become - or hope to win over. The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer on the essence of one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate power trip. From the internationally bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, and The 33 Strategies Of War.