Secret societies

by Holden, William,

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Holden
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
 
Call Number  FICTION Holden
 
 
Summary
In 1724, Thomas Newton is cast out of his home by his aristocratic father. Desperate to make a new life for himself, he heads to London. Through a string of intimate encounters, he enters the underground world of male-male desire.

Soon enough, Thomas meets Margaret Clap, who runs one of the male brothels. Without a child of her own, "Mother Clap" finds herself drawn to Thomas. She offers him a place in her house, but also a place in her heart.

Thomas's homecoming is too brief. The Society for the Reformation of Manners, a group of Christian zealots, begins raiding the Molly houses. They plan to force the arrest, conviction, and execution of any man guilty of "crimes against nature."

When Margaret Clap's house is raided and Margaret herself is arrested, Thomas has to make the most difficult decision of his still young life, one that could destroy everyone around him in a desperate effort to save them.
Additional Information
Subjects Gay men -- England -- London -- 18th century -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Male prostitution -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher Valley Falls, NY :Liberty Edition,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 250 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781602827523 (pbk.)
1602827524 (pbk.)
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