The Ladies of Llangollen

The Ladies of Llangollen

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The Ladies of Llangollen is the first book length critical study of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, whose 1778 elopement and five decades of “retirement” turned them into eighteenth century celebrities and pivotal figures in the historiography of female same-sex desire. Debates within the history of sexuality have long foundered over questions of what constitutes “proof” of past sexual desires and practices, and the nature of Butler and Ponsonby’s… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Bucknell University Press (April 06, 2017)

Collection: Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650–1850

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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