Fanny and Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England by Neil McKenna

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July–August 2013, no. 353
The war on sex

Fanny and Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England

by Neil McKenna

Allen & Unwin, $27.99 pb, 417 pp, 9780571302444

Fanny and Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England by Neil McKenna

Reviewed by
July–August 2013, no. 353

The trial of Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton in 1870 might have been designed for the media to whip up public outrage in a familiar mix of moral disapproval and prurient detail. As Neil McKenna’s Fanny and Stella reveals, this was indeed the intention of the British government of the day.

The war on sex

Fanny and Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England

by Neil McKenna

Allen & Unwin, $27.99 pb, 417 pp, 9780571302444

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