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The Georgian Bawdyhouse By Emily Brand

The Georgian Bawdyhouse
by Emily Brand

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The business of sex was a significant aspect of urban culture in Georgian England, and a visible one. This book explores what is was like to run, work in, and frequent these establishments, which ranged from filthy hovels and country inns to grand townhouse apartments. It draws from newspaper reports, political debate and bawdy pamphlets.
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The Georgian Bawdyhouse by Emily Brand

The business of sex was a significant aspect of urban culture in Georgian England, and a visible one. Despite the rise of the 'polite society' of Jane Austen's novels, England was also at the time rife with vice and debauchery: in the shadows of the fashionable public parks and gardens, in alleyways and taverns, even at church doors, there lurked a world of criminality and prostitution of which the bawdyhouse became one of the most potent symbols. This book explores what is was like to run, work in, and frequent these establishments, which ranged from filthy hovels and country inns to grand townhouse apartments, and draws from newspaper reports, criminal trials, political debate and bawdy pamphlets and prints to show both the frivolity and the harsh realities of the Georgian brothel.

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About Emily Brand


Emily Brand is a writer and historian with a special interest in eighteenthand nineteenth-century England. She has written widely on domestic and family life for a number of history and genealogy magazines and is also an author for the history society London Historians, of which she is an honorary member. She wrote 'Royal Weddings' for Shire.

Table of Contents


Introduction: A Fashion for Vice / The Bawd and her Household / The Fallen Woman / The Man of Pleasure / Beyond the Bawdyhouse / Punish or Protect? / Conclusion / Further Reading / Index

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GOR010392796
The Georgian Bawdyhouse by Emily Brand
Emily Brand
Shire Library
Used - Like New
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2012-09-20
56
0747811695
9780747811695
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.