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Reade, Sexual Heretics. Male Homosexuality in English Literature from 1850 to 19…

Reade, Sexual Heretics. Male Homosexuality in English Literature from 1850 to 19

Reade, Brian. Sexual Heretics. Male Homosexuality in English Literature from 1850 to 1900. An Anthology Selected with an Introduction by Brian Reade. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970. 24cm x 16cm. (8) 459 pages. With 16 black and white plates. Original Hardcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. Rare publication.

An anthology on male sexuality in English Literature from 1850 to 1900. This is a landmark collection of writings that had long since been forgotten and were unobtainable. It reveals a whole subculture that florished just beneath the surface of British Victorian society (Amazon).

Contributions included are: “Schooldays” (from the autobiography) by Leigh Hunt; “In Memoriam” by Alfred Lord Tennyson; “Half a Heart” by Frederick William Faber; “Heraclitus” and others by William Cory; “What Cannot Be” and others by John Addington Symonds; “Hermaphroditus” by Algernon Swinburne; “The Beginning of the End” by Gerard Manley Hopkins; “A Letter” and others by Digby Mackworth/ “Winckelmann” by Walter Pater; “Ganymede” by Hon. Roden Noel; Extracts from “A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep” by Simeon Solomon; “Song” by Lord Francis Hervey; “The Flute of Daphnis” by Edward Cracoft Lefroy; “Rose Leaves When the Rose is Dead” by Mark Andre Raffalovich; “Arthur Hamilton at Cambridge” by A.C. Benson; “Muscovy” by Charles Edward Sayle; Extracts from the “Deemster” by Sir Henry Hall Caine; “The New Chivalry” by Charles Kains-Jackson; “Narcissus” by Eric, Count Stenbock; “Homogenic Love” by Edward Carpenter’ “The Priest and the Acolyte” by John Francis Bloxam; “Two Loves” and others by Lord Alfred Douglas; “The Portrait of Mr. W.H.” by Oscar Wilde’ “Tulip of the Twilight” by Mark Andre Raffalovich; “Stories Toto Told Me” by Frederick William Rolfe; “All Souls Night” by Percy Adleshaw; “Look Not in my Eyes” and others by A.E. Houseman; “With Whom, then, should I Sleep?” by George Ives; “Rouge et Noir” by John Le Gay Brereton (The Younger); “Dedicace” and others by Aleister Crowley; From “Jasper Tristram” by E.A.W. Clarke; “Bored” by Horatio Brown etc.

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Reade-Sexual Heretics. Male Homosexuality in English Literature
Reade-Sexual Heretics. Male Homosexuality in English Literature