This book is entitled courtesans money sex and fame in the nineteenth century well two of the five courtesans documented in hickmans book made their careers well back in the 18th century as a matter of fact nine of the 16 illustration plates deal with 18th century images and one of those images features veronica franco the scholar . Nominally follows the lives of 5 renowned courtesans starting in the late 18th century through the beginning of the 20th century but for a book about courtesans and with a subtitle like money sex and fame in the nineteenth century this is a remarkably dry book. Buy a cheap copy of courtesans money sex and fame in the book by katie hickman during the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries a small group of women rose from impoverished obscurity to positions of great power independence and free shipping over 10. Courtesans money sex and fame in the nineteenth century by hickman katie and a great selection of related books art and collectibles available now at abebookscom. Hickmans study of five nineteenth century courtesans covers an era of particular interest when certain women in spite of their notoriety and questionable morals became a mainstay of french and english society their favors parlors and assignations always in the public eye
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