Secret Sexualities: A Sourcebook of 17th and 18th Century Writings

Secret Sexualities: A Sourcebook of 17th and 18th Century Writings

by Ian McCormick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415139546

ISBN-13: 9780415139540

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Secret Sexualities is expansive in its historical range, vast sources and scholarly research. It contains rare, unpublished, primary material, extensive critical and contextual material by the editor, and refuses to discriminate between issues of sex, sexuality and gender.
The coverage includes:

• extracts dealing with anatomy and

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Overview

Secret Sexualities is expansive in its historical range, vast sources and scholarly research. It contains rare, unpublished, primary material, extensive critical and contextual material by the editor, and refuses to discriminate between issues of sex, sexuality and gender.
The coverage includes:

• extracts dealing with anatomy and medicine

• the cultural construction of eunuchs and hermaphrodites

• famous trials for sodomy and the forgotten victims of the law

• representations of effeminate men, fops and sodomites

• Sapphic texts which portray cross-dressing, mannish women and female husbands

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415139540
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
General Introduction1
Degrees and Symptoms of the Venereal Disease15
A Treatise of Hermaphrodites18
Eunuchism Displayed21
The Nature of Hermaphrodites34
The Fall and Great Vices of Sir Francis Bacon52
Mervin, Lord Audley, Earl of Castlehaven53
The Case of John Atherton62
The Trial and Conviction of Several Reputed Sodomites64
A Notorious Gang of Sodomites66
The Trial of Lord Duffus for Sodomy67
Thomas Rodin, Alias Reading, for Attempting Sodomy69
Trial of William Brown71
The Trial of Mother Clap for Keeping a Sodomitical House72
The Trial of Gabriel Lawrence for Sodomy73
The Trial of William Griffin for Sodomy75
The Trial of George Kedger for Sodomy77
The Trial of Thomas Wright for Sodomy78
The Trial of George Whittle for Sodomy80
Proposals for Castrating Criminals83
A Dissertation upon Flogging84
Mr Swinton Accused of Sodomitical Practices85
The Wadhamites: A Burlesque Poem100
A Court Martial104
The King versus Wiseman104
A Full and Genuine Narrative of the Confederacy106
The Trial of Richard Branson109
Short Extracts114
Sins of Sodom121
Mundus Foppensis124
The Levellers126
The Women-Hater's Lamentation130
The Mollies' Club131
Sir Narcissus Foplin134
Reasons for the Growth of Sodomy135
A Learned Dissertation upon Old Women, Male and Female143
A Genuine Narrative147
Hell upon Earth147
Lord Hervey150
A View of the Town151
The State of Rome under Nero and Domitian: A Satire152
The Pretty Gentleman153
Two Young Gentlemen158
The Destruction of Sodom Improved161
Love in the Suds162
The Latin Epitaph on Bob Jones168
The Times169
The Fruit Shop172
The Man-Woman177
The Womanish Man179
A Dialogue between Cleonarium and Leaena181
A Serious Proposal to the Ladies182
Sappho183
Blest as the Immortal Gods Is He184
The Fable of Iphis and Ianthe184
Venus in the Cloister; or, the Nun in her Smock187
Roxana198
Monsieur Thing's Origin198
The Unaccountable Wife202
Letter from a Young Lady204
The Toast207
Travels in Turkey209
The Progress of Nature210
A Spy on Mother Midnight212
The History of the Human Heart215
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure216
Tonzenie220
Catherine Vizzani222
A Discovery of a Very Extraordinary Nature234
The Adulteress235
Glossary237
Notes241
Bibliography249
Index255

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