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The Resource Behind closed doors : at home in Georgian England, Amanda Vickery

Behind closed doors : at home in Georgian England, Amanda Vickery

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Behind closed doors : at home in Georgian England
Title
Behind closed doors
Title remainder
at home in Georgian England
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Vickery
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Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Behind closed doors : at home in Georgian England, Amanda Vickery
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Behind closed doors : at home in Georgian England, Amanda Vickery
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt5vkxx9
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
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Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 382 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300188561
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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