The notorious Victorian monthly 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 erotic serials featuring sex in high society, incest and flagellation, interspersed with ribald parodies, poems and smutty limericks. This selection (over 300 pages) includes the best of THE PEARL, A JOURNAL OF FACETIAE AND VOLUPTUOUS READING and is drawn from all of its 18 issues. HIDDEN GEMS is a fascinating look at the secret obsessions behind the Puritan’s mask. Step inside and enjoy this raunchy romp through the Victorian underground.