Sodom on the Thames

Sex, Love, and Scandal in Wilde Times

Author: Morris B. Kaplan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801465826

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Sodom on the Thames looks closely at three episodes involving sex between men in late-nineteenth-century England. Morris Kaplan draws on extensive research into 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, 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, 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 in rich detail 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.
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Cities of God

Author: David Gange,Michael Ledger-Lomas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107004241

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 1967

In unearthing biblical cities, archaeology transformed nineteenth-century thinking on the truth of Christianity and its role in modern cities.
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Queer Domesticities

Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London

Author: M. Cook

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137316071

Category: History

Page: 326

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Sissy home boys or domestic outlaws? Through a series of vivid case studies taken from across the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Matt Cook explores the emergence of these trenchant stereotypes and looks at how they play out in the home and family lives of queer men.
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GLQ

A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gays

Page: N.A

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International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Author: K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company,K. g. Saur

Publisher: K. G. Saur

ISBN: 9783598694301

Category: Learning and scholarship

Page: 2843

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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.1 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.
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A Universal Gazetteer

Or, Geographical Dictionary. Founded on the Works of Brookes and Walker

Author: George Landmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gazetteers

Page: 743

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A Social History of English Cricket

Author: Derek Birley

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1845137507

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 9184

DIV Acclaimed as a magisterial, classic work, A Social History of English Cricket is an encyclopaedic survey of the game, from its humble origins all the way to modern floodlit finishes. But it is also the story of English culture, mirrored in a sport that has always been a complex repository of our manners, hierarchies and politics. Derek Birley’s survey of the impact on cricket of two world wars, Empire and ‘the English caste system’, will, contends Ian Wooldridge, ‘teach an intelligent child of twelve more about their heritage than he or she will ever pick up at school.’ In just under 400 pages Birley takes us through a rich historical tapestry: how the game was snatched from rustic obscurity by gentlemanly gamblers; became the height of late eighteenth century metropolitan fashion; was turned into both symbol and synonym for British imperialism; and its more recent struggle to dislodge the discomforting social values preserved in the game from its imperial heyday. Superbly witty and humorous, peopled by larger-than-life characters from Denis Compton to Ian Botham, and wholly forswearing nostalgia, A Social History of English Cricket is a tour-de-force by one of the great writers on cricket. /div
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All About Sex...In the Bible

Author: Alla Peace,John Anderson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469168715

Category: Religion

Page: 404

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All about Sex in the Bible is based exclusively on Biblical quotations, which are related to sexual activity, rules, metaphorical meanings of sexual language, and scientific knowledge on this subject. Traditionally, the Bible viewed as a religious book. Surprisingly, it is overloaded with countless verses on the topic of sexuality, including a description of depravity of God of Old Testament, Patriarchs and Kings, all kind of sexual pleasures and seduction, and cruelty triggered by sexual desire. The book consists special chapters on associated subjects, such as circumcision, Marys virginity, Jesus birthday, analysis of the meaning of whore of Babylon described in Biblical Revelation, and some scientific facts on related issues. In addition, the major chapters are supported by Appendix, which is includes Glossary, Index of Persons, Geographical Glossary, and Bibliography.
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Oscar Wilde im Kreuzverhör

die erste vollständige Niederschrift des Queensberry-Prozesses

Author: Merlin Holland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896672407

Category: Trials (Libel)

Page: 461

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Nicknames of Places

Origins and Meanings of the Alternate and Secondary Names, Sobriquets, Titles, Epithets and Slogans for 4600 Places Worldwide

Author: Adrian Room

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 357

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"Many places in the world, from the smallest settlement to the largest expanse of land or water, have a secondary name. This new dictionary is devoted to over 4,500 such names. The Dictionary entries are arranged alphabetically by secondary name and include the city's real name, its location, and an explanation of the secondary name"--Provided by publisher.
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Die Shakespeare-Morde

Author: Jennifer Lee Carrell

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3960481306

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Ein rätselhaftes Geschenk, eine tote Literaturprofessorin und ein Mörder, der seine Opfer auf ebenso grausame wie symbolhafte Weise ums Leben bringt: Als die junge Theaterregisseurin Kate Stanley auf Hinweise zu einem verschollenen Shakespeare-Drama stößt, beginnt auch für sie ein atemloser Wettlauf mit dem Tod.
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The General Gazetteer

Or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary : Containing a Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Cities ... in the Known World, with Government, Customs, Manners, and Religion of the Inhabitants

Author: Richard Brookes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: 306

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Mein Kampf

Author: Adolf Hitler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911417682

Category:

Page: N.A

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Als glUckliche Bestimmung gilt es mir heute, da das Schicksal mir zum Geburtsort gerade Braunau am Inn zuwies. Liegt doch dieses StAdtchen an der Grenze jener zwei deutschen Staaten, deren Wiedervereinigung mindestens uns JUngeren als eine mit allen Mitteln durchzufUhrende Lebensaufgabe erscheint! DeutschOsterreich mu wieder zurUck zum groen deutschen Mutterlande, und zwar nicht aus GrUnden irgendwelcher wirtschaftlichen ErwAgungen heraus. Nein, nein: Auch wenn diese Vereinigung, wirtschaftlich gedacht, gleichgUltig, ja selbst wenn sie schAdlich wAre, sie mUte dennoch stattfinden. Gleiches Blut gehOrt in ein gemeinsames Reich. Das deutsche Volk besitzt solange kein moralisches Recht zu kolonialpolitischer TAtigkeit, solange es nicht einmal seine eigenen SOhne in einem gemeinsamen Staat zu fassen vermag. Erst wenn des Reiches Grenze auch den letzten Deutschen umschliet, ohne mehr die Sicherheit seiner ErnAhrung bieten zu kOnnen, ersteht aus der Not des eigenen Volkes das moralische Recht zur Erwerbung fremden Grund und Bodens. Der Pflug ist dann das Schwert, und aus den TrAnen des Krieges erwAchst fUr die Nach welt das tAgliche Brot. So scheint mir dieses kleine GrenzstAdtchen das Symbol einer groen Aufgabe zu sein.
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The Every-day Book and Table Book

Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports, Pastimes, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs, and Events, Incident to Each of the Three Hundred and Sixty-five Days, in Past and Present Times; Forming a Complete History of the Year, Months, and Seasons, and a Perpetual Key to the Almanac ... for Daily Use and Diversio

Author: William Hone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Days

Page: N.A

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God's Terrible Voice in the City

Wherin are Set Forth the Sound of the Voice, in a Narration of the Two Dreadful Judgements of Plague and Fire, Inflicted Upon the City of London; in the Years 1665, and 1666

Author: Thomas Vincent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fires

Page: 108

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