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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

instructive conversation, they have no small share of facetiousness and 

ingenuity. From their innate liveliness, they are extremely addicted to 

all the gay kind of amusements. They excel in the allurements of dress 

and decoration, and are in general skilful in music. 

 

The character, however, of the women in most other parts of Germany, 

particularly of the Austrian, is very different from this. 

Notwithstanding the advantages of size and make, their looks and 

features, though not unsightly, betray a vacancy of that life and 

spirit, without which beauty is uninteresting, and, like a mere picture, 

becomes utterly void of that indication of sensibility, which alone can 

awaken a delicacy of feeling. 

 

As their education is conducted by the rules of the grossest 

superstition, and they are taught little else than set forms of 

devotion, they arrive to the years of maturity uninstructed in the use 

of reason, and usually continue profoundly ignorant the remainder of 

their days, which are spent, or rather loitered away, in apathy and 

indolence. 

 

The principal happiness of the Austrian ladies of fashion consists in 

ruminating on the dignity of their birth and families, the antiquity of 

their race, the rank they hold, the respect attached to it, and the 

prerogatives they enjoy over the inferior classes, whom they treat with 

the utmost superciliousness, and hold in the most unreasonable contempt. 

In the mean time, their domestic affairs are condemned to the most 

unaccountable neglect. They dwell at home, careless of what passes 

there; and suffer disorder and confusion to prevail, without feeling the 

least uneasiness. Great frequenters of churches, their piety consists in 

the strictest conformity to all the externals of religion. They profess 

the most boundless belief in all the silly legends with which their 

treatises of devotion are filled; and these are the only books they ever 

read. The coldness of their constitution occasions a species of 

regulated gallantry, which is rather the effect of an opinion that it 

is an appendage of high life, than the result of their natural 

inclination. 

 

It must, at the same time be allowed, that the Austrian women are 

endowed with a great fund of sincerity and candor; and, though too much 

on the reserve, and prone to keep at an unnecessary distance, are yet 

capable of the truest attachment, and always warm and zealous in the 

cause of those whom they have admitted to their friendship. 

 

Though the Germans are rather a dull and phlegmatic people, and not 

greatly enslaved by the warmer passions, yet at the court of Vienna they 


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