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London's sinful secret : the bawdy history and very public passions of London's Georgian age / Dan Cruickshank.

Cruickshank, Dan. (Author). Cruickshank, Dan. Secret history of Georgian London. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780312658984
  • Physical Description: xv, 654 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010.

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Originally published as: The secret history of Georgian London : how the wages of sin shaped the capital. London : RH Books, 2009.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 613 - 632) and index.
Subject: Prostitution > England > London > History > 18th century.
Architecture, Georgian > England > London.
City planning > England > London > History > 18th century.
London (England) > Moral conditions > History > 18th century.
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Preface vii
Introduction ix
Prologue An Artist's View: William Hogarth and The Harlot's Progress 1(24)
ACT ONE SEX IN THE CITY
1 `Satan's Harvest': The Nature of the Sex Industry
25(11)
2 `Ladies of the Town': The Business of Prostitution
36(20)
3 Mother Clap and Her Boys: Molly Houses and Others
56(22)
4 Facts and Fantasies: Moll King and Betsy Careless
78(22)
5 Winners and Losers: Sally Salisbury and Lavinia Fenton
100(26)
6 `Measuring the Maypole': The Value of the Sex Industry
126(37)
Interlude: Elizabeth Canning: Abduction into Prostitution
140(23)
ACT TWO THE ARCHITECTURE OF SIN
7 Building on Vice: The Sex Industry and the Creation of Georgian London
163(30)
8 At Home with Mrs Cornelys: The World of the Masquerade
193(10)
9 The Rake's Repose: Coffee Houses and Brothels
203(12)
10 Grand Seraglio to the Nation: The Bagnio
215(30)
11 `The Reception of the Distressed': Hospitals and Workhouses
245(80)
Interlude: Colonel Francis Charteris
311(14)
ACT THREE THE TASTE OF SIN
12 Vice Takes Centre Stage: John Gay's The Beggar's Opera
325(11)
13 Muses, Goddesses and Painted Ladies: Art and Sir Joshua Reynolds
336(31)
14 The Power of the Past and the Primitive: The New Aesthetics of Sex
367(23)
15 Visiting Venus' Parlour: Sir Francis Dashwood and the Hell Fire Club
390(49)
Interlude: The Murder of Ann Bell
413(26)
ACT FOUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE VIEWS
16 `Children of Larger Growth': Men's Attitudes to Women
439(18)
17 `Slaves of a Casual Lust': Women's Attitudes to the Sex Industry
457(6)
18 `Pretty Doings of a Protestant Nation': The Campaign Against Prostitution
463(72)
Postlude: John Wilkes and An Essay on Woman
509(26)
APPENDICES
1 The Mob and its Vengeance
535(7)
2 Women as Men
542(19)
3 Dr James Graham
561(8)
Notes 569(44)
Bibliography 613(20)
Index 633(20)
Picture Acknowledgements 653


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