Among the first "Journals of Voluptuous Reading" to be spawned by the Victorians, this novel shows them as vastly different from their public image--beneath the facade of respectability and sexual repression there existed the strongest urge for sexual experimentation and enjoyment. First published in London in July 1879, "The Pearl"provided unrestrained erotica for every taste.
About the Author
James Jennings is Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Director of the Trotter Institute, he is the author of numerous books, including "The Politics of Black Empowerment, Understanding the Nature of Poverty in Urban America, Race and Politics", and "Blacks, Latinos, and Asians: Status and Prospects for Activism".