Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Secret ViceMasturbation in Victorian Fiction and Medical Culture$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Diane Mason

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780719077142

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719077142.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use.date: 22 January 2022



(p.160) Afterword
The Secret Vice

Diane Mason

Manchester University Press

This chapter reflects on the abiding nature of Victorian masturbatory discourse and examines the way the discourse is utilised and modified in the work of contemporary authors with specific reference to Willy Russell's The Wrong Boy (2000). The discourse on masturbation, in terms of its cultural implications at least, does not conclude with the Victorian era. Indeed, it persists to the present, in a popular, albeit frequently comedic form independent of any sustaining contemporary medical support.

Keywords:   masturbatory discourse, The Wrong Boy, Willy Russell, Victorian era

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.