The book is divided into four main headings: Medieval and Renaissance, The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, The Eighteenth Century, and, The Nineteenth Century. Some of the chapter headings include: Sexuality in Medieval France, Indecent Fabliaux and Farces, Troubadours and Courts of Love, Anti-Royal and Anti-Church Literature, The Obscenity of the Theatres, Secret Clubs and Perversions, Celebrated Pornologists, Pornographia Rampant, Babylon on the Seine, The Napoleonic Regime, The Reign of the Prostitute, The Heyday of Obscene Art, and Publishers of Erotica, and many more. This exciting chronicle of La France érotique includes a history of French erotic literature which should appeal to every bibliophile. The volume covers secret love-clubs, clandestine dens, obscene art, private theatres, complicated brothel systems, priapic and sotadic verses, flagellation, and a host of other eroscenic curiosities.
Literature-Fiction, History-Criticism, Movements-Periods,