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The hell-fire clubs : sex, Satanism and secret societies

Author: Evelyn Lord
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
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Lord sets aside the gossip about the Hell-Fire Clubs-- orgies, prostitutes, erotica, extreme initiation ceremonies-- in order to paint an accurate portrait of their membership, their beliefs and activities, and the reasons for their proliferation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lord, Evelyn.
Hell-fire clubs.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008016696
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Lord
ISBN: 9780300177107 0300177100
OCLC Number: 811405711
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 247 pages)
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Illustrations""; ""The Hell-Fire Clubs Time Line""; ""Introduction""; ""CHAPTER 1 Prelude to the Fires of Hell""; ""CHAPTER 2 Gentlemen�s Clubs, Journalistic Hacks, the Mohocks and Change""; ""CHAPTER 3 The Hell-Fire Clubs""; ""CHAPTER 4 Interlude Abroad: the Grand Tour, Dilettanti and Divans""; ""CHAPTER 5 The Medmenham Friars""; ""CHAPTER 6 Essay on Woman: the Friars Exposed""; ""CHAPTER 7 Public Men and Private Vices""; ""CHAPTER 8 Scotland and the Fires of Hell""; ""CHAPTER 9 Beefsteaks, Demoniacs, Dalkey and Colonial America""; ""Conclusion"" ""Notes""""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Responsibility: Evelyn Lord.
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The Hell-Fire Clubs scandalized eighteenth-century English society. Rumours of their orgies, recruitment of prostitutes, and extensive libraries of erotica became more sensational as generations  Read more...

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