Who's Afraid of John Saul?: Urban Culture and the Politics of Desire in Late Victorian London

  title={Who's Afraid of John Saul?: Urban Culture and the Politics of Desire in Late Victorian London},
  author={Morris B. Kaplan},
  journal={GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies},
  pages={267 - 314}
  • M. Kaplan
  • Published 1 June 1999
  • History
  • GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
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