Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Catherine Vizzani

The Kissing Girls of Spitalfields: Being a Lesbian in Georgian London
* "In the late 1750s, the story of poor Catherine Vizzani, a women who lived in Rome, 'in the habit of a man' and was anatomized after her death to see if the cause of her lesbianism could be found. It couldn't obviously, but the translation sold well in London, translated by John Cleland, of Fanny Hill fame."

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