Margaret Anne Doody, 5 August 1993
Show More The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in 18th-century Britain by G.J. Barker-Benfield.
Chicago, 520 pp., £39.95, October 1992, 0 226 03713 4Show More
Eighteenth-Century Sensibility and the Novel: The Senses in Social Context by Ann Jessie van Sant.
Cambridge, 143 pp., £27.95, January 1993, 0 521 40226 3Show More
Drunks, Whores and Idle Apprentices: Criminal Biographies of the 18th Century by Philip Rawlings.
Routledge, 222 pp., £40, October 1992, 0 415 05056 1Show More
Mother Clap’s Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England 1700-1830 by Rictor Norton.
Gay Men’s Press, 302 pp., £12.95, September 1992, 0 85449 188 0Show More
“... the breakdown of the old apprenticeship system and the uncertain life of circulating labour. As Philip Rawlings points out, in introducing the criminal biographies that make up Drunks, Whores and Idle Apprentices, a poor apprentice (like Jack Shepherd, the apprentice-turned-criminal whose case he considers) was tied into a situation with no future. For ...”