Nightwalkers: Prostitute Narratives from the Eighteenth Century

Broadview Press, 2008

This anthology makes available for the first time a selection of narratives by and about prostitutes in the eighteenth century. These memoirs, some written by and some about eighteenth-century prostitutes, off important insights into female experience and class and gender roles in the period. Portraying the lives of women in both success and hardship, written in voices from repentant to bawdy, the memoirs show the complexity of the lives of the "nightwalkers."