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The Harlot’s Progress by William Hogarth

Submitted by on April 25, 2008 – 9:03 am

Download A4 | US Letter PDF 1.2Mb

About : The Harlot’s Progress describes the path of Moll Hackabout from country innocent newly arrived in London to prostitute, prison inmate, mother and finally victim of venereal disease.

William Hogarth (1697-1764) was one of England’s foremost artists working as a painter, printmaker and engraver. His work is probably best known for its social commentary and satiric look on British social and cultural mores on the mid 1700s. 

First Published April 1732
Public Domain version sourced from Project Gutenberg 

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1 comment - Latest by:
  • Arrey Mbongaya Ivo
    Hogarth's satire is very relevant today. Poverty has embedded prostitution and propelled prostitutes on an onward march towards destruction ...
    Comment posted on 8-17-2008 at 18:21

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