A selection of erotic letters and articles about the Victorian fascination for that which it protested disgust; sex! Stephen Carter has unearthed letters to and from girls about discipline, underwear and the mores of the time. He recounts how a British woman was sold at a slave auction. He sheds an unflinching light on the practices used by men to control their womenfolk. An unmissable guide to that most suppressed and yet sexual of epochs.