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Mother Clap's Molly House The Gay Subculture in England 1700-1830

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Ex-Library book with usual markings and stamps on inside of the front cover and the pre title page. Text is very clear and legible throughout. Page ends foxed. Dust jacket in good condition

This pioneering study breaks new ground in presenting the gay community's history by sporting one of its more distinctive branches-molly houses. In this updated edition, with two new chapters, Rictor Norton digs deeper into both past and present to rediscover the original foundations of the molly subculture and challenges traditional notions by suggesting that it was primarily composed of the working class-blacksmiths, milkmen, publicans, and shoemakers. More extravagant personalities are investigated as well, such as dramatists Samuel Foote and Isaac Bickerstaff, and the Rev. John Church, denounced for blessing gay "marriages."

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Author(s):
Norton, Rictor
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1845883446
ISBN-13:
9781845883447
Number of pages:
445
Publisher:
Chalford

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Ex-Library book with usual markings and stamps on inside of the front cover and the pre title page. Text is very clear and legible throughout. Page ends foxed. Dust jacket in good condition

This pioneering study breaks new ground in presenting the gay community's history by sporting one of its more distinctive branches-molly houses. In this updated edition, with two new chapters, Rictor Norton digs deeper into both past and present to rediscover the original foundations of the molly subculture and challenges traditional notions by suggesting that it was primarily composed of the working class-blacksmiths, milkmen, publicans, and shoemakers. More extravagant personalities are investigated as well, such as dramatists Samuel Foote and Isaac Bickerstaff, and the Rev. John Church, denounced for blessing gay "marriages."

Author(s):
Norton, Rictor
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1845883446
ISBN-13:
9781845883447
Number of pages:
445
Publisher:
Chalford

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