Image of two men kissingGay History and Literature: Essays by Rictor Norton

HOMOSEXUALITY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND A Sourcebook of Primary Documents

The Trial of Capt. Edward RigbyBut Among Our Own Selves We'll Be Free • and much more

THE GAY SUBCULTURE IN GEORGIAN ENGLAND

'Princess Seraphina' steps out at Vauxhall GardensThe Raid on Mother Clap's Molly House • and more

GAY LOVE LETTERS THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Emperor Marcus Aurelius & Marcus Cornelius FrontoKing James I & the Duke of Buckingham • and much more

 
HOMOSEXUALITY IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND A Sourcebook of Primary Documents

A Sodomite Club in WarringtonWilliam Bankes of Kingston Lacy • and much more

QUEER CULTURE

The Suppression of Lesbian and Gay HistoryReflections on Gay History • and more

LESBIAN HISTORY

Tommies and the Game of FlatsLesbian Marriages in 18th century England • and more

 
THE GREAT QUEERS OF HISTORY

Gay Tombs in Westminster AbbeyThe Passions of Michelangelo • and more

THE QUEER CANON

William Shakespeare's SonnetsAndre Gide's Recovery of the Old Adam • and more

CRITIQUE OF QUEER THEORY

The Uses of Gay HistoryF*ck Foucault (PDF file) • and more

A HISTORY OF HOMOEROTICA

A History of Gay SexThe Beginnings of Beefcake • and more

THE HOMOSEXUAL PASTORAL TRADITION

An Era of Idylls • and more

JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS

The Life of John Addington SymondsA Problem in Greek Ethics • and more

 
A HISTORY OF HOMOPHOBIA

Homophobia and the Ancient Hebrews
• and more

GOTHIC READINGS An Anthology of Gothic Literature, 1764–1840
Introduction to the Collection
Historical Gothic • and more
GOTHIC LITERATURE (non-gay)
Ann Radcliffe, Mistress of UdolphoAnn Radcliffe, 'The Shakespeare of Romance Writers'Aesthetic Gothic Horror
 
THE GEORGIAN UNDERWORLD Criminal Subcultures in 18th-Century Britain (non-gay)

The Underworld and the UnderclassCrime Waves • and more

GRUB STREET CHRONICLES Early 18th-cent. Newspaper Reports: A Sourcebook (non-gay)Early Encounters with Highwaymen • and much more SOME THOUGHTS ON 18th-CENTURY TOPICS

The 'Bloody Code'Ice Skating in the 18th Century • and more

 
LINKS
Links to Queer History Websites
Links to Reviews of Books on Queer History
Links to Reviews of Biographies of Gays and Lesbians
Bibliography of Gay and Lesbian History
MORE ABOUT ME
Wikipedia Entry
A Brief Biography
Photos by me and my partner on Flickr
My Library on LibraryThing
My Facebook page

My email is
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Updated 11 December 2017

BOOKS BY RICTOR NORTON
Mother Clap's Molly House
My Dear Boy: Gay Love Letters through the Centuries
Gothic Readings 1764-1840
Mistress of Udolpho: The Life of Anne Radcliffe
Eighteenth Century British EroticaPart II
Myth of the Modern Homosexual
Reissued by Bloomsbury Academic Editions in October 2016