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CONTENTS List of Illustrations Foreword Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations INTRODUCTION: Wilkes in Private and Public CHAPTER 1 Family Favorite Son Neglectful Husband Sentimental Father Apotheosis of the Domestic Libertine CHAPTER 2 Ambition Patrician in the Making Whig Champion The Field of Honor CHAPTER 3 Sex The Company of Rakes Medmenham Monks Sex and the Public Man Gertrude Corradini and Jane Barnard Chapter 4 Religion The Character of a Deist ¿Jokes on Christianity¿ Wars of Religion and Reputation ¿Unlimited Toleration¿ CHAPTER 5 Class The Trouble with Friends ¿Damned Aristocracy¿ Vicious Lords, Annoying Aldermen, and an Injured Queen CHAPTER 6 Money The Debtor as Patriot Hero King¿s Bench Debtors Vice versus Virtue: The Election for Chamberlain CONCLUSION: A Vivid Enigma APPENDIX: Authorship of An Essay on Woman BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Wilkes, John, 1727-1797.
Politicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Whig Party (Great Britain) -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1789.
Libertinism -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.