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THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-1
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-2
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-3
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-4
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-5
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-6
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-7
DEGREES OF SENTIMENTAL ATTACHMENT AT DIFFERENT PERIODS-8
A VIEW OF MATRIMONY IN THREE DIFFERENT LIGHTS
FEMALE FRIENDSHIP
A LETTER TO A NEW MARRIED MAN
ITALIAN DEBAUCHERY
CUSTOM IN THE MOGUL EMPIRE
ANECDOTE OF CAESAR
POWER OF PHILTRES AND CHARMS
LAPLAND AND GREENLAND LADY
ART OF DETERMINING THE PRECISE FIGURE, THE DEGREE OF BEAUTY,THE HABITS, AND THE AGE, OF WOMEN, NOTWITHSTANDING THE AIDS AND DISGUISES OF DRESS
THE IDEAL OF FEMALE BEAUTY; OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE FAMOUS STATUE OF THE VENUS DE MEDICI
AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY-1
AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY-2
Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex. PREFACE
THE SEXUAL ABERRATIONS-1.1
DEVIATION IN REFERENCE TO THE SEXUAL AIM-1.2
GENERAL STATEMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL PERVERSIONS-1.3
PARTIAL IMPULSES AND EROGENOUS ZONES-1.4
THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.1
THE SEXUAL AIM OF THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.2
THE INFANTILE SEXUAL INVESTIGATION-2.3
THE SOURCES OF THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.4
THE TRANSFORMATION OF PUBERTY-3
THE THEORY OF THE LIBIDO-3.1
SUMMARY-3.2
SUMMARY-3.3
INDEX-1
INDEX-2
INDEX-3

ornamented with the finest silks, and even loaded with the sparkling 

jewels of the East. But all these trappings, however elegant, or however 

gilded, are only like the golden chains sometimes made use of to bind a 

royal prisoner. 

 

Solomon had a great number of queens and concubines; but a petty Hindoo 

chief has been known to have two thousand women confined within the 

walls of his harem, and appropriated entirely to his pleasure. Nothing 

less than unlimited power in the husband is able to restrain women so 

confined, from the utmost disorder and confusion. They may repine in 

secret, but they must clothe their features with cheerfulness when their 

lord appears. Contumacy draws down on them immediate punishment: they 

are degraded, chastised, divorced, shut up in dark dungeons, and 

sometimes put to death. 

 

Their persons, however, are so sacred, that they must not in the least 

be violated, nor even be looked at, by any one but their husbands. This 

female privilege has given an opportunity of executing many 

conspiracies. Warriors, in such vehicles as are usually employed to 

carry women, have been often conveyed, without examination, into the 

apartments of the great; from whence, instead of issuing forth in the 

smiles of beauty, they have rushed out in the terror of arms, and laid 

the tyrants at their feet. 

 

No stranger is ever allowed to see the women of Hindostan, nor can even 

brothers visit their sisters in private. To be conscious of the 

existence of a man's wives seems a crime; and he looks surly and 

offended if their health is inquired after. In every country, honor 

consists in something upon which the possessor sets the highest value. 

This, with the Hindoo, is the chastity of his wives; a point without 

which he must not live. 

 

In the midst of slaughter and devastation, throughout all the East, the 

harem is a sanctuary. Ruffians, covered with the blood of a husband, 

shrink back with veneration from the secret apartment of his wives. 

 

At Constantinople, when the sultan sends an order to strangle a 

state-criminal, and seize on his effects, the officers who execute it 

enter not into the harem, nor touch any thing belonging to the women. 

 

Every Turkish seraglio and harem, has a garden adjoining to it, and in 

the middle of this garden a large room, more or less decorated according 

to the wealth of the proprietor. Here the ladies spend most of their 

time, with their attendant nymphs around them employed at their music, 

embroidery, or loom. 

 

It has long been a custom among the grandees of Asia, to entertain 


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