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    DescriptionJack Saul is a handsome young man in London, who has found his body to be his best asset and makes his way through life as a prostitute. One day, Jack is picked up by a male customer in Leicester Square, and after their encounter, the man offers to pay Jack for a written account of his experiences. What follows is The Sins of the Cities of the Plain, a narrative tracing in explicit detail the development of Jack's "vices" as he progresses from boarding school and into young adulthood amidst London's thriving but clandestine gay underworld. Featuring a mixture of fact and fiction and incorporating real-life personages involved in the Cleveland Street Scandal, the Oscar Wilde trials, and other infamous legal proceedings of the period, The Sins of the Cities of the Plain was one of the first and frankest works on homosexuality in Victorian England. Read by Oscar Wilde and an influence on the more famous gay erotic novel Teleny (1893), The Sins of the Cities of the Plain was privately printed in two volumes in 1881 and is completely unobtainable today. This new edition contains the unabridged text of the first edition housed at the British Library, together with a new introduction by Wolfram Setz and a facsimile reproduction of the original volumes' title pages. Although two previous modern editions have been published under this title, they are severely altered and rewritten versions of the story; this edition marks the first complete reprinting of the original text.


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    Title
    The Sins of the Cities of the Plain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bram Stoker, By (author) Jack Saul, Edited by Wolfram Setz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 114
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 132 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781934555316
    ISBN 10: 1934555312
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 823.8
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5SG
    BIC E4L: GAY
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    DC22: 823.8
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP050
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/GAY
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 823/.8
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 70
    B&T General Subject: 444
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC015000, FIC019000, FIC005000, FIC011000
    LC classification: PR6037.T617 M57 2007
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FP
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Valancourt Books
    Imprint name
    Valancourt Books
    Publication date
    24 August 2012