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Bodies, Love, and Faith in the First World War : Dardanella and Peter - (Hardcover)
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This book explores the courtship and marriage of Gwyneth Murray, an English woman, and a Canadian, Harry Logan, who wrote in the personae of their ****** (Dardanella) and ****** (Peter) during World War I. Through an analysis of their extensive daily correspondence over nearly a decade, it uncovers the couple’s changing attitudes to the intersection of sexuality and religion, to marriage and childrearing, as they navigated the transition from Victorian to modern values. By focusing on first-person narratives, this book enriches our understanding of gender identities revealing how porous the boundaries remained between notions of 'heterosexual' and 'same-sex' friendships. This study offers an unprecedented perspective on one couple’s sexual practices, which included mutual ****** and oral sex, and constitutes one of the most intensive examinations of female attitudes to sexual pleasure in an era of female emancipation.
Number of Pages: 319
Series Title: Genders and Sexualities in History
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Nancy Christie & Michael Gauvreau
Street Date: May 7, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-4411
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