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The School of Whoredom

The School of Whoredom

Author: Pietro Aretino
Series: Hesperus Classics
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Ingeniously subverting the Greek literary form, Aretino here presents a dialogue - not of profound philosophical thought - but of the art of prostitution. Bawdy and thoroughly risque, The School of Whoredom is anti-Classicism at its best. Determined that her daughter should not be ignorant of the ways of men and of love, Nanna seeks to 'educate' the naive Pippa. She tells her of women - whores, housewives and nuns: all being essentially the same; of how to win men - discreetly and with good manners. But above all she tells her - without ever resorting to euphemism - the secrets of her art as a courtesan.
Author description
Italian-born Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) is universally regarded as the originator of European pornographic writing.
Table of contents
Foreword by Paul Bailey; Introduction; The School of Whoredom; Notes; Biographical note
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781843910367
  • : Hesperus Press Ltd
  • : Hesperus Press Ltd
  • : February 2003
  • : 195mm X 125mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 112
  • : Pietro Aretino
  • : Paperback
  • : Unabridged
  • : 853.3