Bibliography on Victorian sexuality

Very much a work in progress. Books only, so far: please do let me know if you notice omissions or have recommendations. Also, I cannot guarantee to have read all of these myself!
A list of my own publications touching on Victorian sexuality can be found here and my reviews and recommendations of specific works here
SexBiblio: the bibliography of Western Sexuality is strongly recommended as a further resource

William Acton, Prostitution, edited and with an Introduction and Notes, by Peter Fryer, London: MacGibbon and Kee, 1968 (first published 1857)

David Alderson, Mansex Fine. Religion, Manliness, and Imperialism in Nineteenth-Century British Culture, Manchester University Press, 1998

Diane Atkinson, Love and Dirt: The Marriage of Arthur Munby and Hannah Cullwick, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2003

Nina Atweod, The Prostitute's Body: Rewriting Prostitution in Victorian Britain, London: Pickering and Chatto, 2011

John Bancroft, Human Sexuality and its Problems, 2nd edition, London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

Françoise Barret-Ducrocq, Love in the Time of Victoria: Sexuality, Class and Gender in Nineteenth Century London, London: Verso, 1991

Alison Bashford, Purity and Pollution. Gender, Embodiment and Victorian Medicine Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 1998

Paula Bartley, Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in Britain, 1860-1914, London: Routledge, 1999

Heike Bauer, Women and Cross-Dressing, 1800-1939, London: Routledge, 2006

J Miriam Benn, The Predicaments of Love, London: Pluto Press, 1992

Lucy Bland, Banishing the Beast: English Feminism and Sexual Morality, 1885-1914, London: Penguin, 1995

Andrew Bradstock, et al., Masculinity and Spirituality in Victorian Culture, New York/Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2000

Sean Brady, Masculinity and Male Homosexuality in Britain, 1861-1913, New York/Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2005

Trev Lynn Broughton, Men of Letters, Writing Lives, London: Routledge, 1998

Trev Lynn Broughton and Helen Rogers (eds), Gender and Fatherhood in the Nineteenth Century, Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2007

M. L. Bush, What is Love? Richard Carlile's Philosophy of Sex, London: Verso 1998

Mary Wilson Carpenter, Imperial Bibles, Domestic Bodies. Women, Sexuality, and Religion in the Victorian Market, Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003

Harry Cocks, Nameless Offences: Homosexual Desire in the 19th Century, London: I B Tauris, 2003

Harry G.Cocks and Matt Houlbrook, Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality, Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006

William A.Cohen, Sex Scandal. The Private Parts of Victorian Fiction,Durham et al: Duke University Press, 1996

Colette Colligan, The Traffic in Obscenity from Byron to Beardsley. Sexuality & Exoticism in Nineteenth-Century Print Culture, New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006

Hera Cook, The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975, Oxford University Press, 2004

Matt Cook, London and the Culture of Homosexuality, 1885-1914, Cambridge University Press, 2003

James Covert, A Victorian Marriage: Mandell and Louise Creighton, Hambledon Continuum, 2000

The Diaries of Hannah Cullwick: Victorian Maidservant, Rutgers University Press, 1984

Robert Darby, A Surgical Temptation: The Demonization of the Foreskin and the Rise of Circumcision in Britain, Chicago University Press, 2005

Leonore Davidoff, The Best Circles: Society Etiquette and the Season, London: Croom Helm Ltd, 1973

Shani D'Cruze, Crimes of Outrage: Sex, violence and Victorian working women, London: UCL Press, 1998

Shani D'Cruze (ed.), Everyday Violence in Britain, 1850-1950: Gender and Class, Harlow: Longman, 2000

Lucy Delap, Ben Griffin, Abigail Wills, The Politics of Domestic Authority in Britain since 1800 (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

Richard Dellamora, Masculine Desire: The Sexual Politics of Victorian Aestheticism, New York: Atlantic Books, 1990

Richard Dellamora, Victorian Sexual Dissidence , Chicago University Press, 1999

Denis Denisoff, Aestheticism and Sexual Parody, 1840-1940, Cambridge University Press, 2001

Joy Dixon, Divine Feminine: Theosophy and Feminism in England, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001

Maeve Doggett, Marriage, Wife-beating and the Law in Victorian England, London: Butterworths Law, 1992

Alice Domurat Dreger, Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998

Annemieke van Drenth and Francisca de Haan, The Rise of Caring Power. Elizabeth Fry and Josephine Butler in Britain and the Netherlands, Amsterdam University Press, 1999

Carol Dyhouse, Feminism and the Family in England 1880-1939 Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989

Diarmaid Ferriter, Occasions of sin: sex and society in modern Ireland (London: Profile Books, 2009)

Frances Finnegan, Poverty and Prostitution: A study of Victorian prostitutes in York, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979

Trevor Fisher, Scandal: Sexual Politics of Late Victorian Britain, Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1995

Trevor Fisher, Prostitution and the Victorians, Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1997

Michael S. Foldy, The Trials of Oscar Wilde. Deviance, Morality and Late Victorian Society, New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 1997

Ginger Frost, Promises Broken: courtship, class and gender in Victorian England, Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995 Ginger S. Frost, Living in Sin: Cohabiting as Husband and Wife in Nineteenth-Century England, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2008

Peter Fryer, The Birth Controllers, London: Secker and Warburg, 1965

Peter Gay, The Bourgeois Experience - Victoria to Freud, Volume I: Education of the Senses, London: Oxford University Press, 1983

Ian Gibson, The Erotomaniac. The Secret Life of Henry Spencer Ashbee, London: Faber and Faber, 2001

Pamela K. Gilbert, Disease, Desire and the Body in Victorian Women's Popular Novels, Cambridge University Press, 1997

Eleanor Gordon and Gwyneth Nair, Public Lives: Women, Family, and Society in Victorian Britain, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003

Daniel Grey, Degrees of Guilt: infanticide in England 1860-1960, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, forthcoming

Donald Hall, Muscular Christianity. Embodying the Victorian Age, Cambridge University Press, 1994

A. James Hammerton, Cruelty and Companionship: Conflict in Nineteenth Century Married Life, Routledge, London and New York, 1992

Kay Heath, Aging by the Book: The Emergence of Midlife in Victorian Britain, Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009

Lee Holcombe, Wives and Property: Reform of the Married Women's Property Law in Nineteenth-Century England, University of Toronto Press, 1983

Merlin Holland, Irish Peacock and Scarlet Marquess. The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde, London: Fourth Estate, 2003

Derek Hudson (ed), Munby, Man Of Two Worlds: The Life And Diaries Of Arthur J Munby 1828-1910, London: John Murray, 1972

Kathryn Hughes, The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton, London: Fourth Estate, 2005

Alan Hunt, Governing Morals. A Social History of Moral Regulation, Cambridge University Press, 1999

Kelly Hurley, The Gothic Body. Sexuality, Materialism, and Degeneration at the "fin de siècle", Cambridge University Press, 1996

Kali Israel, Names and Stories: Emilia Dilke and Victorian Culture, New York: Oxford University Press USA, 1999

Louise A. Jackson, Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England, London: Routledge, 2000

Margaret Jackson, The Real Facts of Life: Feminism and the Politics of Sexuality c. 1850-1940, London: Taylor and Francis, 1994

Sheila Jeffreys, The Spinster and Her Enemies: Feminism and Sexuality 1880-1930, London: Pandora Press, 1985

Wendell Stacey Johnson, Living in Sin: The Victorian Sexual Revolution, Chicago: Nelson Hall, 1979

Anne Jordan, Love well the hour:The life of Lady Colin Campbell 1857-1911, Kibworth Beauchamp: Matador, 2010

Jane Jordan, Josephine Butler, London: John Murray, 2001

Jane Jordan and Ingrid Sharp (eds), Josephine Butler and the Prostitution Campaigns. Diseases of the Body Politic (5 Vols), London: Routledge, 2003

Brian Joyce, The Chatham Scandal. A History of Medway's Prostitution in the Late 19th Century, Rochester: Baggins Book Bazaar, 1999

Morris Kaplan, Sodom on the Thames: Sex, Love, and Scandal in Wilde Times, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005

Seth Koven, Slumming: Sexual and Social Politics in Victorian London, Princeton University Press, 2004

Julia Laite, Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens: Commercial Sex in London, 1885-1960, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2011

Catherine Lee, Policing Prostitution, 1856-1886: Deviance, Surveillance and Morality, London: Pickering and Chatto, 2012

Philippa Levine, Prostitution, Race, and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire, London: Routledge, 2003

Marjorie Levine-Clarke, Rima D. Apple and Janet Golden (eds), Beyond the Reproductive Body. The Politics of Women's Health and Work in Early Victorian England, Columbus OH: Ohio State University Press, 2004

Deborah Anna Logan, Fallenness in Victorian Women's Writing. Marry, Stitch, Die, Or Do Worse, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1998,

Jay Losey, William D. Brewer, Elizabeth J. Dell (eds) Mapping Male Sexuality. Nineteenth-Century England, Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000

Maria Luddy, Prostitution and Irish Society, 1800-1940 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007

Anne McClintock, Imperial Leather: Race, gender and sexuality in the Colonial context (London: Routledge, 1995)

Ian D. McCormick, (ed), Sexual Outcasts, 1750-1850: Vol. 1: Sexual Anatomies; Vol. 2: Sodomy; Vol. 3: Prostitution; Vol. 4: Onanism London: Routledge, 2000

Josephine McDonagh, Child Murder and British Culture, 1720-1900, Cambridge University Press, 2003

Angus McLaren, A Prescription for Murder: The Victorian serial killings of Dr Thomas Neil Cream, University of Chicago Press, 1993

Angus McLaren, Sexual Blackmail: A Modern History, Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2002

Angus McLaren, The Trials of Masculinity: Policing Sexual Boundaries, 1870-1930, University of Chicago Press, 1997

Linda Mahood, The Magdalenes: Prostitution in the nineteenth century, London: Routledge, 1990

Andrew Mangham and Greta DePledge, The Female Body in Medicine and Literature (Liverpool University Press, 2011)

Sharon Marcus, Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England, Princeton University Press, 2007

Stephen Marcus, The Other Victorians: A Study of Sexuality and Pornography in Mid-Nineteenth Century England, New York: Basic Books, 1966

Diane Mason, The secret vice: Masturbation in Victorian fiction and medical culture, Manchester University Press, 2008

Michael Mason, The Making of Victorian Sexuality, and The Making of Victorian Sexual Attitudes, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994

Carol Mavor, Pleasures Taken: Performances of Sexuality and Loss in Victorian Photographs, Durham NC: Duke University Press, 1995

John Maynard, Victorian Discourses on Sexuality and Religion, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993

Sue Morgan, A Passion for Purity: Ellice Hopkins and the Politics of Gender in the Late-Victorian Church , University of Bristol, Department of Theology & Religious Studies, 1999

Ornella Moscucci, The Science of Woman: gynaecology and gender in England, 1800-1929, Cambridge University Press, 1990

Claudia Nelson and Ann Sumner Holmes, Maternal Instincts: Visions of Motherhood and Sexuality in Britain, 1875-1925, Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan, 1997

Chris Nottingham, The Pursuit of Serenity: Havelock Ellis and the New Politics, Ansterdam University Press, 1999

Harry Oosterhuis, Stepchildren of Nature: Krafft-Ebing, Psychiatry, and the Making of Sexual Identity, University of Chicago Press, 2000

Ronald Pearsall, The Worm in the Bud: The World of Victorian Sexuality, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1969

John Pemble (ed), John Addington Symonds. Culture and the Demon Desire, Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2000

M. Jeanne Petersen, Family, Love and Work in the Lives of Victorian Gentlewomen, Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1989

Stefan Petrow, Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office,1870-1914, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994

Mary Poovey, Uneven Developments: the ideological work of gender in mid-Victorian England, London: Virago, 1989

Roy Porter and Lesley Hall, The Facts of Life: the creation of sexual knowledge in Britain 1650-1950, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995

Carmel Quinlan, Genteel Revolutionaries: Anna and Thomas Haslam, Pioneers of Irish Feminism, Cork University Press, 2001

Barry Reay, Watching Hannah: Sexuality, Horror and Bodily De-formation in Victorian England, London: Reaktion Books, 2002

Angelique Richardson, Love and Eugenics in the Late Nineteenth Century: Rational Reproduction and the New Woman, Oxford University Press, 2003

George Robb and Nancy Erber (eds), Disorder in the Court: Trials and Sexual Conflict at the Turn of the Century, New York University Press, 1999

Grahame Robb, Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century, New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 2003

M J D Roberts, Making English Morals: Voluntary Association and Moral Reform in England, 1787-1886, Cambridge University Press, 2004

Frederick S. Roden, Same-Sex Desire in Victorian Religious Culture, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002

Vernon A. Rosario (ed.), Science and Homosexualities, London: Routledge, 1996

Ellen Bayuk Rosenman, Unauthorized Pleasures. Accounts of Victorian Erotic Experience, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003

Sheila Rowbotham, Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love, London: Verso Books, 2008

Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz. The London Lock Hospital in the Nineteenth Century: Gender, Sexuality and Social Reform, Berne: Peter Lang, 2014

Cynthia Eagle Russett, Sexual Science: The Victorian Construction of Womanhood, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1989

Wally Seccombe, Weathering the Storm: Working-Class Families from the Industrial Revolution to the Fertility Decline, London: Verso Books, 1993

Mary Lyndon Shanley, Feminism, Marriage and the Law in Victorian England, 1850-95, Princeton University Press, 1989

Lisa Z. Sigel, Governing Pleasures. Pornography and Social Change in England, 1815-1914, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2002

Alison Smith, The Victorian Nude. Sexuality, Morality and Art, Manchester University Press, 1996

Andrew Smith, Victorian Demons: Medicine, Masculinity and the Gothic at the Fin-de-siecle, Manchester University Press, 2004

Timothy d'Arch Smith, Love in Earnest: Some notes on the lives and writings of English 'Uranian' Poets from 1889-1930, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1970

Richard Allen Soloway, Birth Control and the Population Question in England, 1877-1930, Chapel Hill NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1982

Mary Spongberg, Feminizing Veneral Disease. The Body of the Prostitute in Nineteenth Century Medical Discourse, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1997

John Stokes, Oscar Wilde. Myths, Miracles, and Imitations, Cambridge University Press, 1996

Anne Summers, Female Lives, Moral States: Women, Religion and Public Life in Britain, London: Threshold Press, 2000

Leigh Summers, Bound to Please: A History of the Victorian Corset (Dress, Body, Culture), Oxford: Berg, 2000

Simon Szreter, Fertility, Class and Gender in Britain, 1860-1940, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996

John Tosh, A Man’s Place. Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England, New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 1999

Eric Trudgill, Madonnas and Magdalens: Origins and Development of Victorian Sexual Attitudes, London: Heinemann, 1976

Charles Upchurch, Before Wilde: Sex between Men in Britain's Age of Reform (Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 2009)

Martha Vicinus, Intimate Friends: Women Who Loved Women, 1778-1928, Chicago University Press, 2004

Matthew Waites, The Age of Consent: Young People, Sexuality and Citizenship, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005

Judith R. Walkowitz, Prostitution and Victorian Society: women, class and the state, Cambridge University Press, 1980

Judith R. Walkowitz, City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London, University of Chicago Press, 1992

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