On his spiritual journey, the titular character of this novel spends twenty years with the courtesan Kamala learning the ways of love. He later impregnates her but does not meet his child until Kamala is killed by a black snake.
A prostitute, Sunny, visits Holden Caulfield's room during this novel, though the two talk instead of having sex. Despite this, Sunny's pimp Maurice punches Holden in the stomach.
In order to raise money for her daughter Cosette, Fantine turns to prostitution in this novel. She is harrassed by a man named Bamatabois and retalliates, leading Inspector Javert to sentence her to jail time before Jean Valjean obtains leniency.
Leopold Bloom follows Stephen and Lynch into Bella Cohen's brothel in this novel's Episode 16, Circe. Other prostitutes in this novel include Florry and Zoe.
Following the death of Frank in this novel, Rhett Butler declares that he and his friends were at Belle Watling's brothel at the time of the crime. This does not go over well with the men's wives.
In this novel, it is strongly implied that Bill Sikes's lover Nancy is a prostitute. She drinks heavily and is later beaten to death by her husband. It is also implied that Charlotte turns to prostitution late in this novel.
This opera follows the courtesan Violetta in Paris as she breaks off her relationship with Baron Douphol in favor of Alfredo. She later succumbs to tuberculosis.
Rosie Palm is the head of the Guild of Seamstresses in the city of Ankh-Morpork, a guild that is actually comprised of prostitutes. In this book, Granny Weatherwax uses Mrs. Rosie's establishment as a sojourn.
Raskolnikov befriends a drunken Semyon Mermeladov after murdering a pawn-broker in this novel. After Semyon is struck and killed by a carriage, Raskolnikov gives Mermeladov's daughter Sonya, who had turned to prostitution to support her family, all of his money.
At one point in this novel, McMurphy smuggles liquor and two prostitutes into the ward. One girl goes to take Billy Bibbit's virginity, but they are interrupted by Nurse Ratched, though the encounter seems to have cured Billy of his stutter.
In this poem, Achilles convinces Agamemnon to give up his concubine Chryseis in order to stop a plague sent by Apollo. Agamemnon agrees, but demands Achilles's concubine Briseis as compensation, causing Achilles to declare that he won't fight for the Greeks.
The titular character of this novel grows up in London as the daughter of a convict before journeying to the New World. She later returns home as a con artist and a popular prostitute, breaking up a banker's marriage before realizing that she earlier had a child with her brother.
Because she is not as pretty as the other girls, one of this novel's central character's, Satsu, is not sold into the okiya and is instead forced to become a prostitute. Chiyo Sakamoto eventually develops a relationship with Koichi, who promptly cheats on her with Hatsumomo.
The prostitute in this novel is named Georgette, and she is picked up by Jake Barnes after he plays a game of tennis with his friend Robert Cohn. At a critical point, Georgette attempts to hide her rotting teeth from another character.
In this novel, we learn Finnick Odair was forced into prostitution in the Capitol by President Snow following his victory in the 65th Hunger Games, during which he used a trident to defeat his fellow tributes.
Though never explicitly stated, it is strongly implied that this play's character Bianca is a courtesan. She is Cassio's lover and is manipulated by Iago into fueling the titular character's anger toward Desdemona.
A prostitute tricks Itahmore into revealing his complicity in a murder plot in this novel. Ithamore is also tricked into blackmailing Barabas, who kills Ithamore and many others in revenge.
After killing both of her parents and burning down the family farm in this novel, Cathy Ames turns to prostitution and turns the brothel in which she works into a very famous sadism spot. At this point, she has abandonded her children by Adam, Caleb and Aron.
In Part 2 of this novel, the unnamed narrator arrives at a secret brothel only to find that the man he seeks, Zverkov, has left; however, he does encounter Liza, a young prostitute. It is Liza who ultimately makes the thematic realization about the narrator.
When he gets to Johannesburg, this novel's central character Stephen Kumalo learns that his sister, Gertrude, has become a prostitute. Her life is extremely desolate, though she agrees to help Kumalo find his son Absalom.