Libertines and Radicals in Early Modern London: Sexuality, Politics and Literary Culture, 1630-1685

A `Deluge of Libertinism' swept through England in the turbulent seventeenth century: class- and gender-relations went into deep crisis - and sexually-explicit literature took the blame. Turner reads Civil War and Restoration porno-political satire as an attempt to neutralize women's efforts to establish their own institutions and their own voice.

 James Grantham Turner
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