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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

Label
Behind closed doors : at home in Georgian England
Title
Behind closed doors
Title remainder
at home in Georgian England
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Vickery
Creator
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vickery, Amanda
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ615
LC item number
.V53 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Households
  • Great Britain
  • Social status
  • Sex role
  • Social control
  • Material culture
  • England
Label
Behind closed doors : at home in Georgian England, Amanda Vickery
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
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?
Control code
ocn317471846
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 382 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300168969
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009018592
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Behind closed doors : at home in Georgian England, Amanda Vickery
Publication
Bibliography note
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?
Control code
ocn317471846
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 382 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300168969
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009018592
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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