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Prince Eddy and the Homosexual Underworld

Aronson, Theo

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ISBN 10: 0719552788 / ISBN 13: 9780719552786
Published by London; John Murray, 1986
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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. ; 246 pages; Includes bibliographical references and index. Subjects: Albert Victor, Prince, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, 1864-1892. Homosexuality--Great Britain--History--19th century. 1 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 45131

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Title: Prince Eddy and the Homosexual Underworld

Publisher: London; John Murray

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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In November 1970 an article in an obscure British journal made the startling claim that the notorious mass-murderer, Jack the Ripper, had been none other than Queen Victoria's grandson, Prince Albert Victor, Heir Presumptive to the British throne. Although this bizarre theory was subsequently dismissed, rumours about the long-forgotten figure of Prince Albert Victor - always known as Eddy - began to gather force. With each telling, they became wilder. Out of this welter of conjecture, claim and counter-claim, there emerged one accusation that cannot be dismissed. This is the story of Prince Eddy's alleged involvement in another Victorian cause celebre - the Cleveland Street brothel case. For the uncovering of this homosexual brothel in 1889 led to an extraordinary cover-up by the British government; a cover-up which is explicable only in the light of Prince Eddy's involvement. Working from original sources (including the files of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Esher Papers), Theo Aronson has written the first full account of the strange life of Prince Eddy, setting it in perspective against a vivid backcloth of the astonishingly active homosexual underworld during the last decades of Queen Victoria's reign. He explores Prince Eddy's upbringing, his university and military careers, his curious personality, his alleged "secret marriage", his links with the Jack the Ripper murders, his early death and, above all, the central mystery of his life - his sexual orientation. For it was this that linked the young Prince's name to the Cleveland Street Scandal.

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RO40085691. PRINCE EDDY AND THE HOMOSEXUAL UNDERWORLD. 1994. In-8. Relié. Bon état, Couv. convenable, Dos satisfaisant, Intérieur frais. 246 pages. Illustré de photos en noir et blanc hors texte. Ex-Libris Bill Barnes illustré en noir et blanc, en page de garde.. Avec Jaquette. . . Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon

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