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Cecil Dreeme A Novel

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ISBN-10: 1479855294

ISBN-13: 9781479855292

Edition: 2016

Authors: Theodore Winthrop, Peter Coviello

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Cecil Dreeme is one of the queerest American novels of the 19th century. This edition, which includes a new introduction contextualizing the sexual history of the period and queer longings of the book, brings a rare, almost forgotten, sensational gothic novel set in New York’s West Village back to light.    Published posthumously in 1861, the novel centers on Robert Byng, a young man who moves back to New York after traveling abroad and finds himself unmarried and underemployed, adrift in the heathenish dens of lower Manhattan.  When he takes up rooms in “Chrysalis College”—a thinly veiled version of the 19th-century New York University building in Washington Square—he quickly finds himself…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 4/26/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.55" wide x 8.43" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English