About this book


What were the sources of pleasure during the eighteenth century? The range of pleasurable activities from the bawdy and perverse to the refined are brought together in this collection of essays, which is the first to look at both the philosophy and practice of the pleasure-seeking Georgians. Experts on the arts of pleasure will luxuriate over Italian opera, gastronomic delights, the pleasures of Gothic terror, seduction, and the revellers of the bizarre London clubs.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century
  • Authors Marie Mulvey-Roberts
  • Editors
    R. Porter
  • Series Title Themes in Focus
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-62976-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-62977-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-24962-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 296
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Social History
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