Hell Fire Club
The topic of the "Hell-Fire Clubs" has been discussed several time on the List.
The latest issue of the Scholar's Bookshelf offers the following:
6CHHD _The Hell-Fire Clubs; A History of Anti-Morality_ by Geoffrey Ashe
"The most complete account of these eighteenth-century British clubs know for their aristocratic sexual depravity and cult of self-indulgence. The book discusses their rituals, pursuit of sex and devil worship, the mansions in which their activities took place, and the rites they initiated as well as the place of such members as hHorace Walpole and Lord Bryon and the heritage of their libertarian philosophy."
2000: 256 pages, softcover. (Sutton)
Paperback price $17/95
The same catalogue also offers 5CLND _London Life in the Eighteenth Century_
by M. Dorthory George
"The classic work on life in pre-industrial revolution London, this study chronicles the various changes in social attitudes between 1700 and 1800 that left London a cleaner, healthier, and more ordered place. Includes profiles of many of the far-sighted men and women who led reforms.. 1997 457 pages, softcover (Academy Chicago)
And so it goes,
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