Behind Closed Doors - At Home in Georgian England

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Behind Closed Doors Reveals the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. This work 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; and, servants with a locking box to call their own. Full description

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In this brilliant new work, Amanda Vickery unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. Writing with her customary wit and verve, 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; and, servants with only a locking box to call their own. Vickery makes ingenious 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 18th 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.

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Amanda Vickery is reader in history, Royal Holloway University of London, and the author of 'The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England', which won the Whitfield, Wolfson, and Longman-History Today prizes. She is also the co-editor, with John Styles, of 'Gender, Taste and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830'.

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Description du livre État : New. Vickery here 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 and servants with only a locking box to call their own. She makes ingenious use of upholsterers' 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 eighteenth century. Through the spread of formal visiting, the proliferation of affordable ornaments, 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.Comparison between Vickery and Jane Austen is irresistible . . . This book is almost too pleasurable, in that Vickery's style and delicious nosiness conceal some seriously weighty scholarship. INDEPENDENT. N° de réf. du libraire 2369

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