The Pearl

The Pearl Cover

The Pearl

By James Jennings; Anonymous

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345410047, 656pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 1996

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.