Mother Clap's Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England, 1700-1830
GMP, 1992 - 302 Seiten
This pioneering historical study is the first comprehensive chronicle of the English gay community at its 18th-century roots, sporting for the first time a distinctive subculture with its "molly houses", "sodomites' walks", "maiden names" and gay slang. Rictor Norton's research into trial records and contemporary documents establishes a vital cornerstone for the reconstruction of gay history. Challenging in its demonstration that the molly subculture was primarily a working-class community of blacksmiths, milkmen, publicans and shopkeepers, Mother Clap's Molly House also records the exuberant lives of personalities such as Charles Hitchin the "thief-taker", the dramatists Samuel Foote and Isaac Bickerstaff, William Beckford of Fonthill, and Rev. John Church, prosecuted for his blessing of gay marriages. All these are set against a backdrop of persecution, blackmail and the pillory. And yes, "Mother Clap's" actually was the name of a prominent molly house!
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168 Ashbee , Henry Spencer 215 Blithe , John 50 Ashley , Sir Anthony 25
Boccaccio 102 Aspinal , Robert 190 Bolton , Mary 61 Atherton , John , Bishop of
Waterford Bonny , Anno 243 - 247 and Lismore 226 Booth , Paul 50 Aubrey ...
... 235 Delaval , Sir Francis Blake 175 , 182 Deptford 45 Derwin 56 Devon 222
Devonshire 240 Dialogue Concerning Women 46 Diana , Princess of Wales 40
Dickens , Charles 72 Dickinson 196 Dickinson , Mr 131 Dicks , John 80 , 81
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - charbutton - LibraryThing
I was really looking forward to reading this book, but was ultimately disappointed. The subject matter is very interesting. As the title says, Norton explores the begins of a distinct gay subculture ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - juglicerr - LibraryThing
Norton has focused on the Georgian Era, when he says that an organized gay subculture first emerged in London society. Prior to that, there may have been small groups at court or among a particular ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
The Birth of the Subculture
Mother Claps Molly House
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