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The Hell-Fire clubs : sex, Satanism and secret societies, Evelyn Lord

Label
The Hell-Fire clubs : sex, Satanism and secret societies
Title
The Hell-Fire clubs
Title remainder
sex, Satanism and secret societies
Statement of responsibility
Evelyn Lord
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Hell-Fire Clubs scandalised eighteenth-century English society. Rumours of their orgies, recruitment of prostitutes, extensive libraries of erotica, extreme rituals and initiation ceremonies circulated widely at the time, only to become more sensational as generations passed. Evelyn Lord sets aside the exaggerated gossip about the secret Hell-Fire Clubs and brings to light the first accurate portrait of their membership (including John Wilkes, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Prince of Wales), beliefs, activities and the reasons for their proliferation, first in the British Isles and later in America, quite possibly under the auspices of Benjamin Franklin."
  • "The Hell-Fire Clubs operated under a variety of titles, but all attracted similar members - mainly upper-class men with abundant leisure and the desire to shock society. Just how the clubs emerged and flourished, their various phases, which first involved violence as an assertion of maleness, religious blasphemy and later sexual indulgence, and the counter-movement that eventually suppressed them are the story of this book. Uncovering the facts behind the legends, The Hell-Fire Clubs also opens a window on the rich contradictions of the Enlightenment period."--BOOK JACKET
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298178
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Lord, Evelyn
Dewey number
366
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Hell Fire Club (Medmenham, England)
  • Libertinism
  • England
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sex, Satanism and secret societies
Label
The Hell-Fire clubs : sex, Satanism and secret societies, Evelyn Lord
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Prelude to the fires of hell -- 2. Gentlemen's clubs, journalistic hacks, the mohocks and change -- 3. The Hell-Fire clubs -- 4. The grand tour, dilettantes and divans -- 5. The Medmenham friars -- 6. 'Essay on woman': the friars exposed -- 7. Public men and private vices -- 8. Scotland and the fires of hell -- 9. Beefsteaks, demoniacs, dalkey, colonial America -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
000042988928
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxix, 247 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300116670
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Hell-Fire clubs : sex, Satanism and secret societies, Evelyn Lord
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Prelude to the fires of hell -- 2. Gentlemen's clubs, journalistic hacks, the mohocks and change -- 3. The Hell-Fire clubs -- 4. The grand tour, dilettantes and divans -- 5. The Medmenham friars -- 6. 'Essay on woman': the friars exposed -- 7. Public men and private vices -- 8. Scotland and the fires of hell -- 9. Beefsteaks, demoniacs, dalkey, colonial America -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
000042988928
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxix, 247 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300116670
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.

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