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Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England

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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, servants with only a locking box to call their own.

Vickery makes ingenious use of upholstererand#8217;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.

About the Author

Amanda Vickery isand#160;professor ofand#160;history, Royal Holloway University of London, and the author of The Gentlemanand#8217;s Daughter: Womenand#8217;s Lives in Georgian England, which won the Whitfield, Wolfson, and Longman History Today prizes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300168969
Author:
Vickery, Amanda
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
80 b/w + 25 color illus.
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in 2.35 lb

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