The infamous Victorian monthly magazine The Pearl was published in London from July 1879 to December 1880 and was subsequently shut down by the authorities for publishing obscene literature. Each issue was devoted to wild erotic serials, sex in high society, incest and flagellation, interspersed with ribald parodies, poems and absurd limericks. This selection of the best of The Pearl is drawn from its original 18 issues and provides a fascinating look at the hidden obsessions behind the Puritan’s mask. Step inside and enjoy a raunchy romp through the Victorian underground.
Coming soon in our Classics of Passion series.