Seduction: A History from the Enlightenment to the Present

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6.2 X 9.0 X 1.7 inches | 1.45 pounds

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About the Author
Clement Knox has a B.A. in Modern History from the University of Oxford and an M.A. in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He currently lives in London, where he is a nonfiction buyer for Waterstones.
A fascinating history of desire and attraction, Knox's dig into the archives runs from Enlightenment all the way to the present-day, and will reframe much of the way you think about this topic.-- (12/16/2019)
In a series of enticing stories that lure the reader between this book's covers, Clement Knox reveals how seduction has at once fortified and transgressed cultural hierarchies. A must read for all seeking historical context to the fast-changing sexual politics of our own time.--Jay Sexton, author of 'A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History'
In a sweeping historical narrative, Clement Knox demonstrates that the tensions between passion and reason are the driving force animating the regulation of seduction worldwide. Knox's captivating history draws upon a wide variety of sources--from Casanova's diaries to sex-trafficking laws--to show that women have both shaped seduction narratives and been shaped by them: for better, and (usually) for worse.--Hallie Lieberman, author of 'Buzz'
The book's quasibiographical approach provides an unusual but engaging way of addressing its central topic.-- (12/01/2019)