Private Vices: Public Virtues
An exuberant social history of the seamier side of London's life. Private Vices - Public Virtues examines the way in which the earthy 'licensed stewes' of the Tudors were civilized and transformed into the Temples of Venus of the Regency, luxurious houses catering for every fantasy of the male haut ton.Revelling in information gleaned from original broadsheets and street ballads, the authors focus...
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd (November 1, 2001)
Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
Amazon Rank: 5868299
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on some of the more scandalous affairs of old London.This is a rampant history of bawds and their various lodgings, from coffee-house to whore-house. It delineates the growth of a sub-culture shaped by the development of the professional pimp and procuress, and details the uneasy relationship of the court and the courtesans.