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The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen House Jennie Batchelor

The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen House

Jennie Batchelor

Published December 1st 2006
ISBN : 9786613157508
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231 pages
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First published in 1759, this novel aims to promote the cause of the Magdalen House, a charity which sought to rehabilitate prostitutes by fitting them for a life of virtuous industry. It challenges long-standing prejudices against prostitutes byMoreFirst published in 1759, this novel aims to promote the cause of the Magdalen House, a charity which sought to rehabilitate prostitutes by fitting them for a life of virtuous industry. It challenges long-standing prejudices against prostitutes by presenting them as victims of inadequate education, male libertinism and sexual double standards.