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Confessions of an English Maid [Kindle Edition]

Jessie , Gilbert San Martin
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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During the course of the years in which I have been more or less closely associated with other prostitutes I have frequently listened to explanations as to just what this one or that owed her degradation; the particular villainy to which she attributed her advent into a life of shame. The usual story is one of seduction by a lover under the inevitable extenuating circumstance of “before I really knew anything,” with the occasional variation, “he put something in my drink, and when I came too...” or, “he was stronger than I was and I couldn't do anything.” In these glib stories, in which none but the inconsequential details vary, the man is always to blame and the girl is never a willing accomplice. She is always, by artifice, force or deception, and subsequent abandonment, the victim of some man's depravity.

I confess that I have listened to these tales and even witnessed a few tears of self-pity, with a certain amount of skepticism. In thinking back over my own life I can find nothing which would serve as a valid excuse to shift upon somebody else the responsibility of my own condition, nor can I in justice accuse any man of having instigated my moral degradation, although the number of those who have taken advantage of my voluntary delinquency is legion. True, were I to hypocritically search for some contributing factor with which to justify myself in my own mind or in the minds of others, I might place some blame upon the environment under which I was raised as a child, yet, a conscientious analysis of my subsequent life leads me to no other conclusion than that had these conditions been entirely normal I would still, just as water seeks its level, have drifted into a life analogous to that in which you find me.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 267 KB
  • Print Length: 234 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1596544147
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: PlentyOtoole (10 Aug. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001E3LCP4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,687 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice and bawdy! 17 Mar. 2013
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I love these Victorian erotica written in the days of a largely PC free world. They make "Shades of Grey" seem like a kindegarton story. This is the story of a young girl who after a dalliance with her Mother's lodger, quickly learns there is money to be made selling her sexual favours. She ends up in a high-class brothel where clients are carefully selected mostly for their financial status. Her journey through life begins it's downward trend when she indulges in a sexual act which, despite warnings to avoid as it is the hallmark of lower class whores, she gets huge satisfaction from.. . The act in question is... well, read the book.
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By Athena
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Fairly traditional Victorian erotica. So many people apparently blessed with superhuman sexual appetites and abilities that it became boring and unbelievable quite quickly
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5.0 out of 5 stars i liked it 25 April 2014
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it was great to read this book and the down load was very fast from the kindle store to my kindle
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