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London's sinful secret : the bawdy history and very public passions of London's
Cruickshank, Dan.
Adult Nonfiction HQ186 .C78 2010

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ContentsPage
Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Prologue An Artist's View: William Hogarth and The Harlot's Progressp. 1
Act 1 - Sex in the City
1 - 'Satan's Harvest': The Nature of the Sex Industryp. 25
2 - 'Ladies of the Town': The Business of Prostitutionp. 36
3 - Mother Clap and Her Boys: Molly Houses and Othersp. 56
4 - Facts and Fantasies: Moll King and Betsy Carelessp. 78
5 - Winners and Losers: Sally Salisbury and Lavinia Fentonp. 100
6 - 'Measuring the Maypole': The Value of the Sex Industryp. 126
Interlude: Elizabeth Canning: Abduction into Prostitutionp. 140
Act 2 - The Architecture of Sin
7 - Building on Vice: The Sex Industry and the Creation of Georgian Londonp. 163
8 - At Home with Mrs Cornelys: The World of the Masqueradep. 193
9 - The Rake's Repose: Coffee Houses and Brothelsp. 203
10 - Grand Seraglio to the Nation: The Bagniop. 215
11 - 'The Reception of the Distressed': Hospitals and Workhousesp. 245
Interlude: Colonel Francis Charterisp. 311
Act 3 - The Taste of Sin
12 - Vice Takes Centre Stage: John Gay's The Beggar's Operap. 325
13 - Muses, Goddesses and Painted Ladies: Art and Sir Joshua Reynoldsp. 336
14 - The Power of the Past and the Primitive: The New Aesthetics of Sexp. 367
15 - Visiting Venus' Parlour: Sir Francis Dashwood and the Hell Fire Clubp. 390
Interlude: The Murder of Ann Bellp. 413
Act 4 - Public and Private Views
16 - 'Children of Larger Growth': Men's Attitudes to Womenp. 439
17 - 'Slaves of a Casual Lust': Women's Attitudes to the Sex Industryp. 457
18 - 'Pretty Doings of a Protestant Nation': The Campaign Against Prostitutionp. 463
Postlude: John Wilkes and An Essay on Womanp. 509
Appendices
1 - The Mob and its Vengeancep. 535
2 - Women as Menp. 542
3 - Dr James Grahamp. 561
Notesp. 569
Bibliographyp. 613
Indexp. 633
Picture Acknowledgementsp. 653


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