Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Book Review: Sex and Sexuality in Georgian Britain by Mike Rendell (Non-Fiction/History)

Title: Sex and Sexuality in Georgian Britain
Author: Mike Rendell
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
Publication Date: 30 October 2020
Pages:
215
Format:
eBook - PDF
Genre:
Non-Fiction/History
Source: ARC via NetGalley

Peek beneath the bedsheets of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain in this affectionate, informative and fascinating look at sex and sexuality during the reigns of Georges I-IV. It examines the prevailing attitudes towards male and female sexual behaviour, and the ways in which these attitudes were often determined by those in positions of power and authority. It also explores our ancestors' ingenious, surprising, bizarre and often entertaining solutions to the challenges associated with maintaining a healthy sex life.

Did the people in Georgian Britain live up to their stereotypes when it came to sexual behaviour? This book will answer this question, as well as looking at fashion, food, science, art, medicine, magic, literature, love, politics, faith and superstition through a new lens, leaving the reader enlightened and with a new regard for the ingenuity and character of our ancestors. 

 

Sex and Sexuality in Georgian Britain is a short but informative text covering all aspects of sex and sexuality in the eighteenth century. It is nicely illustrated and well presented, with easy-to-read prose and a good balance of humour and detail. If, like me, you've read other texts on the Georgian period and sexuality in that era, most, if not all, of these tales and snippets of information will already be known to you. However, if you are new to the topic, this book provides an excellent place to start to get a good introductory overview of the subject.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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