- Dickens and Urania Cottage, the Home for Fallen Women
- How widespread were concerns about prostitution?
- Early and Mid-Victorian Attitudes towards Prostitution
- Prostituting girls ten and twelve years old
- Punch on "the Great Social Evil" (1857)
- The Great Social Evil: Acton, “The Harlot’s House,” and Prostitutes in Victorian London
- The arrest of young prostitutes in Dickens' Sketches by Boz
- The Salvation Army and Rehabilitation of Prostitutes
- Prostitution in Victorian Hastings
- Contagious Diseases Acts, 1864, 1866, 1869
- Selected Bibliography
- Wilde’s Prostitutes
- [Review of] Neil McKenna's Fanny and Stella: The Young Men who Shocked Victorian England (2013)
Prostitution in Victorian Art
- Fallen Women in Victorian Art
- Augustus Egg, Past and Present
- W. H. Hunt's Awakening Conscience
- D. G. Rossetti's Found
Prostitution in Victorian Literature
[*** = no material as yet on this site — George P. Landow]
- Thomas Hardy's "The Ruined Maid" (discussion questions)
- D. G. Rossetti's "Jenny"
- Oscar Wilde's "The Harlot's House" — text of the poem and links to discussions
- Wilkie Collins, The New Magdalen***
- Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mary***
- George Gissing, Workers in the Dawn***
- Wilkie Collins, The Unclassed***
[Dr Ian McCormick of Leeds University recommended the following books on this subject on the discussion list Victoria.]
Anderson, Amanda. Tainted souls and painted faces: the rhetoric of fallenness in Victorian culture. Ithaca, N. Y.: Cornell University Press, 1993.
Attwood, Nina. The Prostitute's Body: Rewriting Prostitution in Victorian Britain. London: Routledge, 2015.
Laite, Julia. Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens Commercial Sex in London, 1885-1960. London: Palgrave, 2012.
McCormick, Ian. Sexual Outcasts 1750-1850 . Volume 3. Academia.edu. Web. 11 October 2017.
McHugh, Paul. Prostitution and Victorian social reform. London: Routledge, 2013.
Nord, Deborah Epstein. Walking the Victorian streets: Women, representation, and the city. Ithaca, N. Y.: Cornell University Press, 1995.
Walkowitz, Judith R. City of dreadful delight: Narratives of sexual danger in late-Victorian London. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Walkowitz, Judith R. Prostitution and Victorian society: Women, class, and the state. Ca,bridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.
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