The Hell-Fire Clubs
A History of Anti-Morality Revised edition
By (author) Geoffrey Ashe
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Hell-Fire Clubs by Geoffrey Ashe
Book DescriptionThe Hell-Fire Clubs conjure up images of aristocratic rakes outraging respectability at every turn, cutting a swath through the village maidens and celebrating Black Masses
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750924023
(216mm x 135mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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UK Kirkus Review » In the 1760s horrid rumours spread through Berkshire about scandalous events at Medmenham Abbey, where Sir Francis Dashwood, an eccentric English peer, was said to hold regular orgies in a series of specially constructed caves. Here, members of Dashwood's Hell-fire Club, disguised as monks and nuns, engaged in enthusiastic Devil-worship, which required sexual deviation of the most enthusiastic kind. The author uses the incidents at Medmenham Abbey (which alas, are far less scandalous than one might suspect) on which to hang an examination of libertarian philosophies from Rabelais to Aleister Crowley and Charles Manson. First published in 1974, the book is occasionally out of kilter with recent views, but it remains an interesting and thought-provoking study. (Kirkus UK)
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