Restoration rake
A rake, short for rakehell, is a historic term applied to a man who is habituated to immoral conduct, frequently a heartless womaniser. Often a rake was a prodigal who wasted his (usually inherited) fortune on gambling, wine, women and song, incurring lavish debts in the process. The rake was also frequently a man who seduced a young woman and impregnated her before leaving, often to her social or financial ruin.
The Restoration rake was a carefree, witty, sexually irresistible aristocrat whose heyday was during the English Restoration period (1660–1688) at the court of Charles II. They were typified by the "Merry gang" of courtiers, who included as prominent members the Earl of Rochester; George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham; and the Earl of Dorset, who combined riotous living with intellectual pursuits and patronage of the arts. At this time the rake featured as a stock character in Restoration comedy.
After the reign of Charles II, and especially after the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the cultural perception of the rake took a dive into squalor. The rake became the butt of moralistic tales in which his typical fate was debtor's prison, venereal disease, or, in the case of William Hogarth's A Rake's Progress, insanity in Bedlam.

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Rake (character) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On the whole, rakes may be subdivided into the penitent and persistent ones, the first being ...
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The Penitent Rake in Restoration Comedy - jstor
THE penitent rake was a familiar stock character in Restoration dra- ma. The number of these characters in the comedy of the period may be tenta- tively set at  ...
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The Restoration rake-Hero: Transforma- tions in Sexual Understanding in Seventeenth-Century. England. Madison, Wis.: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1986. Pp. x ...
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Define rakehell | Dictionary and Thesaurus
During the English Restoration period (1660–1688), the word was used in a glamorous sense: the Restoration rake is a carefree, witty, sexually irresistible ...
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Aug 31, 2012 ... Analyses rake heroes from the works of Aphra Behn and George Etherege. While sharing certain traits, the rakes are extremely and inherently ...
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Oct 26, 2007 ... The cavalier, cruel and charismatic, hero and villain, was the standard protagonist of Restoration and 18th Century drama. He was the popular ...
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Harold Weber in The Restoration rake-Hero explains that "most rakes possess little identity outside of the love game, their lives responding largely to the ...
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Restoration comedy refers to English comedies written and performed in the Restoration period from 1660 to 1710. Comedy of manners is used as a synonym of Restoration ...
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The Earl of Rochester, real-life Restoration rake, courtier and poet, is flatteringly portrayed in ..... Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. Fujimura  ...
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Oct 4, 2006 ... EVENT: “A Rake's Progress: The Victorian Restoration,” a lecture by ... in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus.
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Perspectives on Restoration Drama
Perspectives on Restoration Drama
Susan J. Owen, 2002
On libertinism see also Underwood, Etherege and the Seventeenth-century Comedy of Manners; Traugott, 'The Rake's Progress'; Weber, The Restoration rake-hero; and Chernaik, Sexual Freedom in Restoration Literature. 3 Following Hume ...
Rakes, Highwaymen, and Pirates: The Making of the Modern Gentleman in the Eighteenth Century
Rakes, Highwaymen, and Pirates: The Making of the Modern Gentleman in the Eighteenth Century
Erin Mackie, 2009
The book impresses with its attentive close readings of important texts, and makes a valuable contribution to gender studies of eighteenth-century Britain. (Times Literary Supplement)An engaging study of elite modes of early modern criminality... A richly rewarding volume that gains more than a little residual glamour from its popular subjects. The...
The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740
The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740
Steven N. Zwicker, 1998
5 See Eleanore Boswell, The Restoration Court Stage (1660-1702), With a Particular Account of the Production of Calisto ... 17 On the rake figure see Robert Jordan, "The Extravagant Rake in Restoration Comedy," in Harold Love (ed.) ...
Restoration: Charles II and His Kingdoms, 1660-1685
Restoration: Charles II and His Kingdoms, 1660-1685
Tim Harris, 2006
The late seventeenth century was a period of extraordinary turbulence and political violence in Britain, the like of which has never been seen since. Beginning with the Restoration of the monarchy after the Civil War, this book traces the fate of the monarchy from Charles II's triumphant accession in 1660 to the growing discontent of the 1680s...
The Rakes of George Etherege's and William Wycherley's ...
The Rakes of George Etherege's and William Wycherley's ...
Diane Turner Montgomery, 2008
The fact that Pepys the man, unlike the popular interpretation of the rake character, is obviously conflicted, may be analytically applied to the rake characters as written by Restoration wits. In his diary entry, May 25 1660, after having witnessed ...
The Repentant Rake (A Restoration mystery)
The Repentant Rake (A Restoration mystery)
Marston, Edward, 2011
‘London is a veritable cesspool A swamp of corruption and crime’When Sir Julius Cheever’s son, a notorious rake, goes missing, and a blackmailer begins terrorising London’s most dissolute fops, it seems plausible that the two events are connected. Divided by politics but united in a desire to see justice done, Christopher Redmayne and Jonathan Bal...
Rakes, Highwaymen, and Pirates: The Making of the Modern ...
Rakes, Highwaymen, and Pirates: The Making of the Modern ...
Erin Mackie, 2010
to this formulation that secures the authentic rake's claims on cultural status, the rake as a diamond in the rough, a gentleman in ... He then affirms the personal integrity of the rake beyond the terms available in the Restoration, for it is precisely ...
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Hoydens & Firebrands: Rakes and Rogues of Restoration London by Deborah Swift
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MY JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB: LIBERTINES, RAKES & JANE AUSTEN
The Libertine A thousand martyrs I have made, All sacrificed to my desire, A thousand beauties have betrayed That languish in resistless fire: The untamed heart to hand I brought, And fixed the wild and wand'ring thought. I never vowed nor sighed in vain, But both, though false, were well received;The fair are pleased to give us pain, And what they wish is soon believed: And though I talked of wounds and smart, Love's pleasures only touched my heart.
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Main/Restoration Comedy - Television Tropes & Idioms
The Restoration Comedy trope as used in popular culture, with a list of examples from all media.
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