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The virgin cure, Ami McKay

Label
The virgin cure
Title
The virgin cure
Statement of responsibility
Ami McKay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A novel set in the tenements of lower Manhattan in 1871. Born into the tenements, Moth’ s father smiled, tipped his hat and walked away from her forever. The summer she turned twelve, her mother sold her as a servant to a wealthy woman, with no intention of ever seeing her again. These betrayals lead Moth to work in a brothel known simply as The Infant School. There the inhabitants are prey to the virgin cure myth - that deflowering a maid can heal the those tainted with sexually transmitted diseases. The law will not protect her, polite society ignores her, so she plans her route to independence with the help of Dr Sadie, a female physician
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
C813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
The virgin cure, Ami McKay
Label
The virgin cure, Ami McKay
Publication
Note
Also available in electronic format
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moth was twelve when her mother sold her as a servant. Eventually, Moth meets Miss Everett, owner of 'The Infant School' brothel, where she is introduced to a world of luxury. As her friends are falling prey to the 'virgin cure' - the myth that deflowering a virgin can heal the tainted - she learns to question the world around her and plans for the day when she will have independence
Control code
ocn541668490
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781409143499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL1151197
  • (OCoLC)541668490

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