THE CLEVELAND STREET AFFAIR

Author: Chester/Leitch/Simpson
Year: 1976
Publisher: Little, Brown
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: NrF/NrVg
ISBN: 0316792446
Price: 20.00
IN STOCK NOW
Hardback. 1st US edn. A scandal that occurred at the close of the 19th-century and concerned the operation of a male brothel at 19 Cleveland Street in London's West End, where post office boys earned money in their spare time, and notable patrons were alleged to have included Lord Arthur Somerset, equerry to the Prince of Wales, later to be Edward VII. Other clients it appears were from the aristocratic circle of the son of the Prince of Wales, Prince Albert Victor. An expose of the seamy, still little known workings of the Victorian underworld. Also highlighted - a memoir by a young male prostitute named Jack Saul, who wrote in some detail about the circle of distinguished gentlemen who sought his services. Illus., Sources + Bibliog. 236pp. 8vo. h/back. With signs of b/plate removal to fpd o/w Nr. F. in sl. frayed Nr. Vg. pcdw which has a small notch to lower corner of fr. cover (see image), and is showing signs of shelfwear

Home

Browse Catalogue

Search

Login/My Account

Messageboard

Glossary

Links

About Us

Contact Us