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The Resource Sodom on the Thames : sex, love, and scandal in Wilde times, Morris Kaplan

Sodom on the Thames : sex, love, and scandal in Wilde times, Morris Kaplan

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Sodom on the Thames : sex, love, and scandal in Wilde times
Title
Sodom on the Thames
Title remainder
sex, love, and scandal in Wilde times
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Morris Kaplan
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Language
eng
Summary
"Sodom on the Thames looks closely at three episodes involving sex between men in late-nineteenth-century England. Morris B. Kaplan draws on extensive research of 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, the 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, the 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." "Sodom on the Thames reconstructs these incidents and gives a voice to the diverse people involved. It deepens our understanding of late Victorian attitudes toward urban culture, masculinity, and male homoeroticism. Kaplan also explores the implications of such historical narratives for the contemporary politics of sexuality."--BOOK JACKET
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Kaplan, Morris B
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • London (England)
  • Sex customs
  • English literature
  • Scandals
  • London (England)
  • Sexual orientation in literature
  • Sex customs in literature
  • Symonds, John Addington
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Symonds, John Addington
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Symonds, John Addington
  • Wilde, Oscar.
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Sodom on the Thames : sex, love, and scandal in Wilde times, Morris Kaplan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-303) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm59403023
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
314 p.
Isbn
9780801436789
Lccn
2005008833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Sodom on the Thames : sex, love, and scandal in Wilde times, Morris Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm59403023
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
314 p.
Isbn
9780801436789
Lccn
2005008833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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