The Transvestite Memoirs and The Story of the Marquise-Marquis De Banneville
An Erotic Masquerade, R.H.F. Scott, Paperback
By his mother's whim, Francois Timoleon de Choisy dressed as a girl. At 18 he
attempted male attire then became a transvestite, never disguising his sex
while going out in public in female attire. His fascination with feminine
accessories made him something of an expert, offering advice to prominent
society women. His extravagance earned him exile from Paris and gambling debts
forced him to live on a modest benefice. A serious illness lead to a sudden
conversion to religion and he was later ordained a priest. This paperback
reprint recounts Choisy's scandalous escapades in a light and accessible style.
His authentic memoirs expose the manners and morals in the seventeenth century
as well as documenting the history of transvestism.