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Queering the Gender Binary
On the Curability of Certain Forms of Insanity, Epilepsy, Catalepsy and Hysteria in Females
Isaac Baker Brown
As the title of this book implies, I do not intend to occupy the attention of my readers with all the numerous varieties of insanity and other nervous disorders to which females are liable, but onl
I Who would be A mermaid fair, Singing alone, Combing her hair Under the sea, In a golden curl With a comb of pearl,
The Elements of Social Science; Or, Physical, Sexual, and Natural Religion
G. R. Drysdale
There is a great deal of erroneous feeling attached to the subject of the sexual desires in woman.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Sometimes after an hour of apathy, my strange and beautiful companion would take my hand and hold it with a fond pressure, renewed again and again; blushing softly, gazing in my face with languid a
LOUISA VINCENT, Breaking Peace > wounding, 25th October 1847.
2490. LOUISA VINCENT was indicted for feloniously cutting and wounding Thomas Soarston, on the left side of his head, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.
Jude the Obscure
‘But you haven't answered me. Will you let me go away? I know how irregular it is of me to ask it—’ ‘It is irregular.’
The Diaries of Anne Lister
Monday 20 Sept.
The Bride's Prelude
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
“Sister,” said busy Amelotte To listless Aloÿse; “Along your wedding-road the wheat Bends as to hear your horse's feet, And the noonday stands still for heat.”
"Whitechapel Murders." The Illustrated Police News [London] 22 Sept. 1888: No.1,284. Print.
Dear Boss Letter
Anonymous (as Jack the Ripper)
Lecture II. A Mock Salvation and a Real Deliverance from Sin
Catherine (Mumford) Booth
The Sunlight Lay Across My Bed
Birds sang, turf came to the water-edge, and trees grew from it. Away off among the trees I saw beautiful women walking.
The Daughters of Danaus
“Our standards are all changing,” said Miss Du Prel. “It does not follow that they are changing for the worse.”
The Journal of Emily Pepys
Thursday, 25th July.
The Naked Goddess
Four broad beech-trees great of hold, Crowned the green, smooth-swelling knoll; There She stood, the glorious form Dazzling with its beauty warm;
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Like a rose shut in a book In which pure women may not look, For its base pages claim control To crush the flower within the soul;
My Secret Life
Some years have passed away since I penned the foregoing, and it is not printed.
The Terrible Scandals in “High Life.”
We are exceedingly glad that the horrible scandal which Reynolds’s Newspaper was the first to bring under the notice of the general public has at last come more prominently forward throug
Studies in the Psychology of Sex: Sexual Inversion
Westphal, an eminent professor of psychiatry at Berlin, may be said to have been the first to put the study of sexual inversion on an assured scientific basis.
In Memoriam H.R.F.
Out, out, out into the night, With the wind bitter north-east and the sea rough; You have a racking cough and your lungs are weak,
Jane Eyre, An Autobiography
"I tell you I must go!" I retorted, roused to something like passion. "Do you think I can stay to become nothing to you? Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings?
Salomé: A Tragedy in One Act
Aubrey Beardsley & Oscar Wilde
THE VOICE OF SALOME: Ah! I have kissed thy mouth, Iokannan, I have kissed thy mouth. There was a bitter taste on thy lips. Was
Studies in the Psychology of Sex
The analysis of these cases leads directly up to a question of the first importance: What is sexual inversion?
Aphrodisiacs and Anti-Aphrodisiacs: Three Essays on the Powers of Reproduction: with Some Account of the judicial “congress” as practised in France during the seventeenth century
As an erotic stimulant, more particularly, it may be observed that, considering the many intimate and sympathetic relations existing between the nervous branches of the extremity of the spinal marr
To George Sand. A Desire.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
THOU large-brained woman and large-hearted man, Self-called George Sand ! whose soul, amid the lions Of thy tumultuous senses, moans defiance
Agnes Mary Frances Robinson
What Cannot Be
In this poem, John Addington Symonds describes the painful feeling of unrequited and unaccepted love.