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Harriss List of the Covent Garden Ladies

Harriss List of the Covent Garden LadiesHarriss List of the Covent Garden Ladies

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Price: £10.00 Product code: 9780857521422

If you ever wondered what Jane Austen's Mr Darcy and his fellows got up to on their numerous trips to London, here is the book they would certainly have carried around ...

Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies was a bestseller in the Eighteenth Century, shifting 250,000 copies in an age before mass consumerism. A 'guide book' published annually at Christmas, it detailed the names, attributes and 'specialities' of the capital's prostitutes. During its heyday (1759 -95) Harris’s list was the essential accessory for any serious gentleman of pleasure.
Hallie Rubenhold has collected the funniest, rudest and most bizarre entries penned by Jack Harris, Pimp-General-of-all-England, into this fascinating and mischievous collection.

Hardback. 160 pages.

135 mm x 184 mm x 19 mm.

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