National Vigilance Association  

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"Realism, according to latter-day French lights, means nothing short of sheer beastliness; it means going out of the way to dig up foul expressions to embody filthy ideas; it means ... the laying bare of social sores in their most loathsome forms; it means the alternation of the brutal directness of the drunken operative of today with the flabby sensuality of Corinth in the past. In a word, it is dirt and horror pure and simple." --"--RESOLUTION. HC Deb 08 May 1888 vol 325 cc1707-25 1707

Frontispiece of "Pernicious Literature" (1889)
Frontispiece of "Pernicious Literature" (1889)

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National Vigilance Association was a British society dedicated to supervising the morality of the public.

In August 1885 it merged with the Society for Suppression of Vice.

It was known for its activity in the Vizetelly trial and their subsequent publication of the "Pernicious Literature" pamphlet.

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