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

HOMOSEXUALITY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND A Sourcebook of Primary Documents

A Well-Hung BlackmailerHomosexual Dream Symbolism • and much more

THE GAY SUBCULTURE IN GEORGIAN ENGLAND

'Princess Seraphina' steps out at Vauxhall GardensThe Lincoln's Inn Bog House • and more

GAY LOVE LETTERS THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Franz Schubert & Anselm HüttenbrennerJohn, Lord Hervey, & Stephen Fox • and much more

 
HOMOSEXUALITY IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND A Sourcebook of Primary Documents

The Story of 'Black Joe'The Last Men Executed for Sodomy in England • and much more

QUEER CULTURE

Reflections on Gay HistoryYoung Hung Stud Seeks Same: The Myths Behind the Wanton Ads • and more

LESBIAN HISTORY

Tragic Case of Ann MarrowRomantic Friendships among WomenAnne Lister, The First Modern Lesbian • and more

 
THE GREAT QUEERS OF HISTORY

Gay Heritage Guide to the National Portrait GallerySir Francis Bacon • and more

THE QUEER CANON

Plato's Symposium as High CampQueering Andrew Marvell • and more

CRITIQUE OF QUEER THEORY

A Critique of the Theory of 'Sexual Scripts'Social Constructionism • and more

A HISTORY OF HOMOEROTICA

High Moral ClimatesEngland's First Pornographer • and more

THE HOMOSEXUAL PASTORAL TRADITION

The School of Spenser• and more

JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS

PolitianRenaissance PaintingCorreggio • and more

 
A HISTORY OF HOMOPHOBIA

The Later Roman Empire & The Early Middle Ages • and more

GOTHIC READINGS An Anthology of Gothic Literature, 1764–1840
Historical GothicRadcliffe and the School of Terror • 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)

Crime WavesThe Fight Against Crime • and more

GRUB STREET CHRONICLES Early 18th-cent. Newspaper Reports: A Sourcebook (non-gay)Jack Sheppard, Jail-Breaker • and much more SOME THOUGHTS ON 18th-CENTURY TOPICS

Ice Skating in the 18th CenturySuicide in 18th-century England • and more

 
REVIEWS AND CRITIQUES

Before WildeSodom on the ThamesThe Abergavenny Witch Hunt • and more

LINKS
Links to Queer History Websites
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 16 November 2018

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