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An annotated excerpt of "The Case of Madame Mary Carleton" where she describes women who have done things similar to her and how she does not view her actions as immoral.

Fantomina writes letters to Beauplaisir as multiple characters, and receives responses from each of them. The annotations explore the complexity of their relationship and what her initial response means.

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The woman in the image is seen holding a mask in one hand and a Pomegranate in the other. The mask allows her to change her appearance and simulate a different character. The Pomegranate is a symbol of fruitfulness.

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In the image, the devil can be seen encouraging the women in the picture to continue being whores as one can be seen happily counting money. The image is the cover image of a book with the title literally translating to "The open-mouthed miss." But…
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