George Reginald Bacchus

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George Reginald Bacchus (1874-1945) was an English author. He was the author of a number of erotic books published by the Erotika Biblion Society.[1][2]

He married Isa Bowman, a former child-actress and friend of Lewis Carroll, in 1899.[3] In 1899-1900 he published a fictionalised version of her life on the stage in Society, a magazine he was editing.[2] Leonard Smithers commissioned a pornographic version which was published as The Confessions of Nemesis Hunt (issued in three volumes 1902, 1903, 1906),[4][5][6][7] the first two volumes printed by Duringe of Paris for Leonard Smithers in London and the last in London.[2]


  1. ^ Patrick J. Kearney, A history of erotic literature, Parragon, 1982, ISBN 1-85813-198-7, pp.153-154,181
  2. ^ a b c James G. Nelson, Peter Mendes, Publisher to the decadents: Leonard Smithers in the careers of Beardsley, Wilde, Dowson, Penn State Press, 2000, ISBN 0-271-01974-3, p.291
  3. ^ Morton Norton Cohen, Roger Lancelyn Green, The Letters of Lewis Carroll: 1886-1898, Volume 2 of The Letters of Lewis Carroll, Macmillan, 1979, ISBN 0-333-24283-1, p.710
  4. ^ Frank A. Hoffmann, Analytical survey of Anglo-American traditional erotica, Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1973, ISBN 0-87972-055-7, p.34
  5. ^ Tracy C. Davis, "The Actress in Victorian Pornography", Theatre Journal, Vol. 41, No. 3, Performance in Context (Oct., 1989), pp. 294-315 [1]
  6. ^ Davis, Tracy C. (1991). Actresses as working women: their social identity in Victorian culture. Gender and performance. Routledge. pp. 145,180,183. ISBN 0-415-05652-7. 
  7. ^ Kristine Ottesen Garrigan, Victorian scandals: representations of gender and class, Ohio University Press, 1992, ISBN 0-8214-1019-9, pp.113,131