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Author Upchurch, Charles, 1969-
Title Before Wilde : sex between men in Britain's age of reform / Charles Upchurch.
Imprint Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2009.

Author Upchurch, Charles, 1969-
Subject Gay men -- Great Britain -- History.
Gay men -- Great Britain -- Social conditions.
Men -- Sexual behavior -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Homosexuality -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Sex -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 276 pages)
Summary This title examines changing perceptions of sex between men in early Victorian Britain, a significant yet surprisingly little explored period in the history of Western sexuality.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Families and sex between men -- Class, masculinity, and spaces -- Law and reform in the 1820s -- Public men : the metropolitan police -- Unnatural-assault reporting in the London press -- Patterns within the changes -- Conclusion: Character and medicine.
ISBN 9780520943582 (electronic bk.)
0520943589 (electronic bk.)
9780520258532 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520258533 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 808600857
Additional Format Print version: 9780520258532

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