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Sodom on the Thames

Sex, Love, and Scandal in Wilde Times
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ISBN-13:
9780801465383
Seiten:
328
Autor:
Morris B. Kaplan
Serie:
Cornell University Press
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Sodom on the Thames looks closely at three episodes involving sex between men in late-nineteenth-century England. Morris Kaplan draws on extensive research into court records, contemporary newspaper accounts, personal correspondence and diaries, even a pornographic novel. He focuses on two notorious scandals and one quieter incident. In 1871, transvestites "Stella" (Ernest Boulton) and "Fanny" (Frederick Park), who had paraded around London's West End followed by enthusiastic admirers, were tried for conspiracy to commit sodomy. In 1889-1890, the "Cleveland Street affair" revealed that telegraph delivery boys had been moonlighting as prostitutes for prominent gentlemen, one of whom fled abroad. In 1871, Eton schoolmaster William Johnson resigned in disgrace, generating shockwaves among the young men in his circle whose romantic attachments lasted throughout their lives. Kaplan shows how profoundly these scandals influenced the trials of Oscar Wilde in 1895 and contributed to growing anxiety about male friendships.
Eros in the Archives: An IntroductionPrologue: A Walk on the Wild SidePart One: Sex in the CityPart Two: Love StoriesPart Three: West End ScandalsPart Four: Wilde's TimeEpilogue: "Sex-mania"Telling Tales: Some ConclusionsAcknowledgmentsNotesSuggestions for Further ReadingIndex

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