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Author Vickery, Amanda.

Title Behind closed doors : at home in Georgian England / Amanda Vickery.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2009]


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 Axe JSTOR eBook (C-19)  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 382 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Thresholds and boundaries at home -- Men alone -- Setting up home -- His and hers -- Rooms at the top -- Wallpaper and taste -- The trials of domestic dependence -- A nest of comforts -- What women made -- A sex in things?
Summary In this brilliant new work, the author unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. She introduces us to men and women from all walks of life: gentlewoman Anne Dormer in her stately Oxfordshire mansion, bachelor clerk and future novelist Anthony Trollope in his dreary London lodgings, genteel spinsters keeping up appearances in two rooms with yellow wallpaper, servants with only a locking box to call their own. She makes use of upholsterer's ledgers, burglary trials, and other unusual sources to reveal the roles of house and home in economic survival, social success, and political representation during the long eighteenth century. Through the spread of formal visiting, the proliferation of affordable ornamental furnishings, the commercial celebration of feminine artistry at home, and the currency of the language of taste, even modest homes turned into arenas of social campaign and exhibition.
Note Print version record.
Subject Households -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- History -- 1714-1837.
Social status -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Sex role -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Social control -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Material culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
England -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Storbritannien -- historia -- 1714-1837.
England -- sociala förhållanden -- 1700-talet.
Chronological Term 1700-1837
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Vickery, Amanda. Behind closed doors 9780300154535 (DLC) 2009018592 (OCoLC)317471846
ISBN 9780300188561 (electronic bk.)
0300188560 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. GBVCP 1003775608
AU@ 000062467365
AU@ 000067040468

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