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Nymphomania: A History

Nymphomania: A History

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Publication Date: September 17th, 2001
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN:
9780393322422
Pages:
264
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Description

"A knowledgeable, tightly constructed piece of scholarship."—Washington Post Book World

Nymphomania—organic disease, psychological disorder, legal construct, and locker-room joke. Throughout history, it's been all these and more. Today images of sexually available women permeate our culture, and curiosity about nymphomania appears to be as insatiable as the stereotypical nymphomaniac herself. Carol Groneman follows the idea of nymphomania over the last two hundred years, unraveling questions about how much is too much sex for women—and who decides. 

About the Author

Carol Groneman is professor of history at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and co-author of Corporate Ph.D.: The Humanities and Business. She lives in New York.

Praise for Nymphomania: A History

[A] chronological narrative of its evolution, documented with an abundance of (often grisly, always mind-boggling) case-histories…thorough, dispassionate, dryly witty.
— Peter Green - Los Angeles Times Book Review

Fascinating.
— Molly Haskell - New York Times