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In Bed With the Georgians : Sex, Scandal and Satire in the 18th Century - by Mike Rendell (Paperback)
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In Bed with the Georgians provides a fascinating insight into life under the bedclothes in Georgian England, where the Madams and pimps were able to thrive in the eighteenth century like never before. It looks at high-class seraglios as well as the brothels, jelly-houses and bagnios which flourished openly, especially in the area around Covent Garden. It looks at courtesans from the highest echelons of society, the kept women, the sex-workers in 'houses of pleasure', down through to the street walkers and common ******. It shows the way that the sex scene was portrayed in contemporary letters and press reports, and focuses on royal scandals, aristocratic shenanigans and immoral behavior. The book looks at the role of Grub Street, the growth of celebrity status, and the way courtesans occupied a demimonde of great popularity, with their enormous wealth and conspicuous spending. In particular it looks at the way that caricaturists, such as Gillray, Rowlandson, Newton, and Cruikshank, pilloried the rich and famous for their peccadilloes, satirizing their wild excesses, and by so doing helped inform the general public of what their 'social superiors' were getting up to. This book is lavishly illustrated in color and contains a useful glossary of many aspects of the world of the sex trade in London two and a half centuries ago.
Number of Pages: 166
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Mike Rendell
Street Date: March 3, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-1598
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