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The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England

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Synopsis:

What was the life of an eighteenth-century British genteel woman like? This lively book, based on letters, diaries, and account books of over one hundred middle class women, transforms our understanding of the position of women in Georgian England.

"(Vickery) has found a gold mine in the realm of women's history: letters and pocket-book diaries kept by the daughters, wives, and mothers of gentlemen of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, allowing us to hear their voices as they experience courtship, marriage, motherhood, and widowing, and to enjoy direct accounts of their domestic and social preoccupations.... Vickery's book is full of fine details and discoveries." — Claire Tomalin, Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300080025
Subtitle:
Women`s Lives in Georgian England
Author:
Vickery, Amanda
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven ;
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Middle class women
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
1304899
Series Volume:
FS-081-98
Publication Date:
19990711
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
66 b/w illus.
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.30 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » History
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General

The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England
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Product details 448 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300080025 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , What was the life of an eighteenth-century British genteel woman like? This lively book, based on letters, diaries, and account books of over one hundred middle class women, transforms our understanding of the position of women in Georgian England.

"(Vickery) has found a gold mine in the realm of women's history: letters and pocket-book diaries kept by the daughters, wives, and mothers of gentlemen of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, allowing us to hear their voices as they experience courtship, marriage, motherhood, and widowing, and to enjoy direct accounts of their domestic and social preoccupations.... Vickery's book is full of fine details and discoveries." — Claire Tomalin, Times Literary Supplement

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