Anderson, Patricia. When Passion Reigned. New York: Basicbooks, 1995. This book describes the history of homosexual and heterosexual relationships.
Bremmer, Jan, ed. From Sappho to De Sade: Moments in the History of Sexuality. Routledge, 1989. This book explores the history of Sapphic behavior from the sixteenth century on.
Browne, Alice. The Eighteenth Century Feminist Mind. London: The Harvester Press, 1987. This book entails a description of the rise of feminism in the eighteenth-century.
Brown, Judith C. Immodest Acts: the Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. The biographical account of lesbian acts in a convent.
Caine, Barbara. English Feminism 1780-1980. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. This book depicts the origins of feminism in this time period.
Cavin, Susan. Lesbian Origins. San Francisco: Ism Press, 1985. This book discusses the origins of lesbians and gives pictures of different lesbian cultures including amazons.
Dekker, Rudolph M. and Lotte C. van de Pol. The tradition of Female Transvestitism in Early Modern Europe. Macmillan, 1989. This book gives an account of transvestites in Europe.
DeFoe, Daniel. Roxana. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. A book about a woman who becomes a mistress to men in exchange for financial independence.
Diderot, Denis. La Religeuse , trans. as The Nun. Dublin: G. Smith, 1797. The tale of a young girl who is forced to live in a convent and is unknowingly seduced by the Mother Superior.
Donoghue, Emma. Passions Between Women. London: Scarlet Press, 1993. This book goes into detail of lesbianism in eighteenth-century England paying special attention to the Enlightenment and certain classic novels.
Goldberg, Rita. Sex and Enlightenment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. This book explores different perspectives on sexuality during the Enlightenment.
Harvey, A.D. Sex in Georgian England. London: Duckworth, 1994. This book depicts pornography and homosexuality while including graphic photos.
Jones, Vivien. Women in the Eighteenth Century. London and New York: Routledge, 1990. This book discusses different aspects of women's behavior in the eighteenth-century.
McCormick, Ian. Secret Sexualities: A sourcebook of 17th and 18th century Writing. London and New York: Routledge, 1997. This book uncovers sexual deviances which were kept hidden during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Richardson, Samuel. Pamela. Middlesex: Penguin Classics, 1985. A epistolary novel which shows the path a virtuous, young woman takes in the pursuit of marital happiness.
Robson, Ruthann. Lesbian (Out)law: Survival Under the Rule of Law. New York: Firebrand Books, 1992.
Vicinus, Martha. "They Wonder to Which Sex I Belong": 'the Historical Roots of the Modern Lesbian Identity'. Feminist Studies, vol. 18. no. 3. fall, 1992. This book explores the origins of lesbianism and also how it has evolved to its present status.
Weissser, Susan. A "Craving Vacancy". New York: New York University Press, 1997. Depicts eighteenth-century women's lack of satisfaction in terms of their sexual relationships.
Yeazell, Ruth Bernard. Fictions of Modesty: Women and Courtship in the English Novel. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991. Discussions of novels that depict proper, English women.
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