The Cremorne

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For the public house, see The Cremorne, Sheffield.

The Cremorne was a pornographic magazine published by William Lazenby in London in 1882 (but falsely backdated to 1851).[1] The title alludes to Cremorne Gardens which had by that time become a haunt of prostitutes. The magazine was a sequel to The Pearl.

The story "The Secret Life of Linda Brent" is an obscene parody of "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl", by Harriet Jacobs writing under the pseudonym of Linda Brent. It is in the same vein as "My Grandmother's Tale", previously published in The Pearl.


  1. ^ Rachel Potter, "Obscene Modernism and the Trade in Salacious Books", Modernism/modernity, Volume 16, Number 1, January 2009, pp.87-104 doi: 10.1353/mod.0.0065
  • Paul Giles, "Atlantic republic: the American tradition in English literature", Oxford University Press, 2006, ISBN 0-19-920633-3, p.149
  • Michael Matthew Kaylor, "Secreted Desires: The Major Uranians: Hopkins, Pater and Wilde", Michael Matthew Kaylor, 2006, ISBN 80-210-4126-9, p.15
  • Lisa Z. Sigel, "International exposure: perspectives on modern European pornography, 1800-2000", Rutgers University Press, 2005, ISBN 0-8135-3519-0, p.64,73-74