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List of best books about prostitution, including jacket cover images when available. In the world of hooking it's obvious that many "ladies of the evening" have so many stories to tell. All these popular books on prostitution are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched prostitution bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about prostitution. If you're looking for a list of top books on Prostitution then you're in the right place.

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Prostitution is a topic that both William Faulkner and Gabriel García Márquez have written books about, as have other fantastic authors.

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Sold is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Patricia McCormick Sold is a novel by Patricia McCormick, published in 2006. It tells the story of a girl from Nepal named Lakshmi, who is sold into sexual slavery in India. The novel is written in a series of ...more

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The prostitution of sexuality is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution

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Eleven Minutes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Paulo Coelho Eleven Minutes is a 2003 novel by Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho based on the experiences of a young Brazilian prostitute called Maria, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her ...more

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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Stephen Crane Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is an 1893 novella by American author Stephen Crane. The story centers on Maggie, a young girl from the Bowery who is driven to unfortunate circumstances by poverty ...more

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Call Me Elizabeth: Wife, Mothe... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Call Me Elizabeth: Wife, Mother, Escort is an autobiographical book by Dawn Annandale which chronicles how she turned to prostitution in order to support her family. The story provides a frank ...more

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The Crimson Petal and the Whit... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Michel Faber The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber is a 2002 novel set in Victorian-era England. The title is from an 1847 poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson entitled 'Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal', the ...more

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The Lady of the Camellias is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Alexandre Dumas The Lady of the Camellias is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, first published in 1848, and subsequently adapted for the stage. The Lady of the Camellias premiered at the Théâtre du ...more

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Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Daniel Defoe Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress is a 1724 novel by Daniel Defoe.

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Orientalia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
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Leaving las vegas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
John O'Brien Leaving Las Vegas is a semi-autobiographical 1990 novel by John O'Brien. The novel was adapted into a 1995 film, also called Leaving Las Vegas, starring Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue. The film ...more

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Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
William Faulkner Sanctuary is a novel by the American author William Faulkner. It is considered one of his more controversial, given its theme of rape. First published in 1931, it was Faulkner's commercial and ...more

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Josephine Mutzenbacher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Josephine Mutzenbacher – The Life Story of a Viennese Whore, as Told by Herself is an erotic novel first published anonymously in Vienna, Austria in 1906. The novel is famous in the ...more

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The Green House is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Mario Vargas Llosa The Green House is the second novel by the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, published in 1966. The novel is set over a period of forty years in two regions of Peru: Piura, a dusty town near ...more

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Women and prostitution is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Vern Bullough

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East of Eden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
John Steinbeck East of Eden is a novel by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, published in September 1952. Often described as Steinbeck's most ambitious novel, East of Eden brings to life the intricate details ...more

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The World of Suzie Wong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
LazyBreeze added Richard Mason The World of Suzie Wong is a 1957 novel written by Richard Mason. The main characters are Robert Lomax, a young British artist living in Hong Kong, and Suzie Wong, the title character, a Chinese ...more

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A Vindication of the Rights of... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
A Vindication of The Rights of Whores is a 1989 anthology edited by Gail Pheterson with a preface by Margo St. James. The book consists of the voices of a diverse group of prostitutes, sex ...more

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Whores for Gloria is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
JomidarArafatSafinPratik added William T. Vollmann

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Memories of My Melancholy Whor... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Gabriel García Márquez Memories of My Melancholy Whores is a novella by Gabriel García Márquez. The book was originally published in Spanish in 2004, with an English translation by Edith Grossman

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Fanny Hill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
John Cleland Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure is an erotic novel by English novelist John Cleland first published in London in 1748. Written while the author was in debtors' prison in London, it is considered ...more

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Yoshiwara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Stephen Longstreet

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Nana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Émile Zola Nana is a novel by the French naturalist author Émile Zola. Completed in 1880, Nana is the ninth installment in the 20-volume Les Rougon-Macquart series.

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Junk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Melvin Burgess Junk, or Smack in the U.S., is a realistic novel for young adults by the British author Melvin Burgess, published in 1996 by Andersen in the U.K. Set on the streets of Bristol, England, it ...more

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My Gun Is Quick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Mickey Spillane My Gun Is Quick is Mickey Spillane's second novel featuring private investigator Mike Hammer. It was the basis for the 1957 film of the same title, My Gun Is Quick.

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The French Quarter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Herbert Asbury

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Madeleine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Ben Lindsey

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The last gunfighter. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
William W. Johnstone The Last Gunfighter is a series of western novels written by William W. Johnstone. The series consists of 22 books, all of which made the best seller list and was reproduced on audiobooks and ...more

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Sin in the Second City: Madams... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Karen Abbott Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul is a book by Karen Abbott.

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Black Girl Lost is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Donald Goines Black Girl Lost is a novel by Donald Goines that was published in 1974.

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Whoreson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Donald Goines Whoreson is a novel by Donald Goines that has been rumoured to be at least partly autobiographical. Goines wrote the novel while incarcerated and sought input from his fellow inmates, who urged ...more

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The Lover is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Laura Wilson The Lover is a book written by Laura Wilson.

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A House Is Not a Home is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Polly Adler

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Cities of the Plain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Cormac McCarthy Cities of the Plain is the final volume of American novelist Cormac McCarthy's "Border Trilogy", published in 1998. The title is a reference to Sodom and Gomorrah.

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The Alienist is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Caleb Carr The Alienist is a crime novel by Caleb Carr first published in 1994. It takes place in New York City in 1896, and includes appearances by many famous figures of New York society in that era, ...more

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Patpong sisters is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution
Cleo Odzer

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The Business of Being a Woman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Books About Prostitution