rochester - sodom (1)

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester or Christopher Fishbourne: Sodom or the Quintessence of Debauchery (Olympia Press, Traveller's Companion Series, 2004) It appears that the real author of Sodom was Christopher Fishbourne. (Cf. Kendrick, pp. 62-63) The publisher of this edition chooses to treat this play and porn in general as something you publish on the cheap for a quick buck. That, of course, is a tremendous disservice to a piece that may have been written by one of England's greatest lyric poets. There is not the slightest attempt to establish the text or list the sources, which leads one to wonder how much is genuine. As with all Traveller's (sic) Companion books, the proofreading is abysmal.