What if Henry James wrote erotic stories? The result might very well be The Company He Keeps: Victorian Gentlemen's Erotica, even if he'd never admit it.
* The Orange Prize short-listed, Booker Prize short-listed, critically adored, third novel from Sarah Waters - reissued in with a stunning new jacket
* Sarah Water's wonderfully lush, sensuous and bawdy debut novel set in the music halls of the late 19th century - reissued with a stunning new jacket
Three men, three lives and three eras sinuously entwine in a dark, startling and unsettling narrative of sex, exploitation and dependence set against London's strangely constant gay underworld.
McKenna argues that our view of Oscar Wilde is determined by Victorian sentimentality. He reveals his relationship with Lord Douglas, and tells of Wilde's last days in Paris. The biography...
What did the Victorians know about desire between men? This title argues that even before Oscar Wilde and the rise of sexual science there was an open, public and concerted...
Suppose that everything we think we know about 'The Victorians' is wrong? What if they were much more fun than we ever suspected? The author shows us that many of...
Sandra M. Gilbert; Susan Gubar
In this work of feminist literary criticism the authors explore the works of many major 19th-century women writers. They chart a tangible desire expressed for freedom from the restraints of...
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Since the late 1980s, queer studies and theory have become vital to the intellectual and political life of the United States. Working from texts of European and American writers, this...
Challenging many of the values and conceits of Western civilization, the gay socialist writer Edward Carpenter had an extraordinary impact on the cultural and political landscape of the late 19th...
Women in Victorian England wore jewelry made from each other's hair and wrote poems celebrating decades of friendship. They pored over magazines that described the dangerous pleasures of corporal punishment...
A smart, provocative account of the erotic current running just beneath the surface of a stuffy and stifling Victorian London.
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An assessment of 19th-century British women that provides students with an in depth understanding of the key historiographical debates and issues, placing particular emphasis upon revisionist research. The book stresses...