Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies: Sex in the City in Georgian Britainby Hallie Rubenhold
Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies was a bestseller of the eighteenth century, selling 250,000 copies in an age before mass consumerism. An annual "guide book,"/i>
If you ever wondered what Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy and his "fellows" got up to on their numerous trips to London read this facsimile edition of the book they would have certainly carried around...
Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies was a bestseller of the eighteenth century, selling 250,000 copies in an age before mass consumerism. An annual "guide book," it detailed the names and 'specialities' of the capital's prostitutes. During its heyday (1757�95) Harris's List was the essential accessory for any serious gentleman of pleasure. Yet beyond its titillating passages lay a glimpse into the lives of those who lived and died by the List's profits during the Georgian era. Hallie Rubenhold has collected the funniest, ruddiest and most surreal entries penned by Jack Harris, "Pimp-General-of-All-England" into this hilarious book.
About the Author: Hallie Rubenhold studied history at the University of Massachusetts and history and the history of art at the University of Leeds. She worked as the Assistant Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, London before deciding to teach history and write full-time.
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