Stock Image
Image Not Available

Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century

Porter, Roy; Roberts, Marie Mulvey

2 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0814766447 / ISBN 13: 9780814766446
Published by New York Univ Pr, 1996
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
Buy Used
Price: US$ 35.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

Offered By

Smith Family Bookstore
Eugene, OR, U.S.A.

5-star rating

AbeBooks Seller Since September 30, 2005

About this Item

some edge wear. text has underlines. tight. Bookseller Inventory # 3025460

Quantity Available: 1

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century

Publisher: New York Univ Pr

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

About this title


Pleasure, wrote Oscar Wilde, is the only thing worth having a theory about. In Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century, Roy Porter and Marie Mulvey Roberts question the idea of pleasure as unmediated, natural experience. To what extent was pleasure stage-managed to make it socially, morally, and politically acceptable?

Taking its cue from Michel Foucault, this volume represents a stunning example of the pleasures of analysis, a place where discourse about pleasure is a pleasure in its own right. From cross-dressing to feasting, music to charity work, the essays in this volume probe the foundations of eighteenth-century society while entertaining the reader vicariously with their tales of vanished delights.

About the Author:

Roy Porter is Professor of the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, and author of a number of books including London: A Social History.

Marie Mulvey Roberts is Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies at the University of West England and author of British Poets and Secret Societies and Gothic Immortals.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Over 600,000 Quality Used, Text, Academic and Hard-To-Find Books. Two large stores located in Eugene near the University of Oregon and downtown. We have a huge inventory and only a fraction of it is listed for sale in the database.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If the book is not as not as described or damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you change your mind please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us about a return and we'll usually respond within 2 business days.

Smith Family Bookstore, Inc.
768 E. 13th Avenue
Eugene OR 97401
Authorized Representati...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Estimated delivery times are in BUSINESS DAYS. We strongly urge buyers to select Priority Mail if time is an issue. We will provide DELIVERY CONFIRMATION/TRACKING details on your ABE order form after we process and apply postage to your book. All international packages are automatically shipped via International Priority Mail. Please inquire about in-store pick-up for local orders.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express