City of Laughter: Sex and Satire in Eighteenth-Century London

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Between 1770 and 1830, London was the world's largest and richest city, the center of hectic social ferment and spectacular sexual liberation. These singular conditions prompted revolutionary modes of thought, novel sensibilities, and constant debate about the relations between men and women. Such an atmosphere also stimulated outrageous behavior, from James Boswell's copulating on Westminster Bridge to the Prince Regent's attempt to seduce a woman by pleading, sobbing, and stabbing himself with a pen-knife. And nowhere was ...

City of Laughter: Sex and Satire in Eighteenth-Century London 2006, Walker & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780802716026

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City of Laughter: Sex and Satire in Eighteenth-Century London 2006, Atlantic, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781843543213

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