This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the purpose of the book, which is to explore in more detail the literary representation of love and sex between men in the 17th century. The book foregrounds the very fragmentary and elusive character of 17th-century writing about sex between men, attending to the essential problems of figuring sex and figuring out what representations mean. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.
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