Harris"s list of Covent-Garden ladies or, man of pleasure"s kalendar, for the year 1789. Containing the histories and some curious anecdotes of the most celebrated ladies now on the town, ... and also many of their keepers.

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Published by printed for H. Ranger in London .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1997 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 8993, no.03).

Book details

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 8993, no. 03.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[3],vi-x,133,[1]p.
Number of Pages133
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18366937M

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A plausible and interesting interpretation of the events leading to the establishment of Harris’s List is given in Hallie Rubenhold, The Covent Garden Ladies: Pimp General Jack and the Extraordinary Story of Harris’s List (Stroud: Tempus, ). Harris’s List of Covent-Garden Ladies was published yearly between andand acted as a concise almanac of prostitutes available for hire in London.

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Published under the title “Harris’s List of Covent Garden ladies”, or “Harris’s List” is short, this guidebook of venereal pleasure catalogued nearly one hundred and fifty up-market prostitutes—providing readers a titillating glimpse into an unfathomably large sex industry that even contemporaries struggled to quantify.

In The Covent Garden Ladies, Rubenhold explores the story of how the list came into being and the three main personalities behind the famous book; Samuel Derrick (a down and out Irish poet), Charlotte Hayes (a prostitute and then procuress) and John Harrison, also known as Jack Harris, who lent his name to the project.5/5(2).

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