Dress in the age of Jane Austen : Regency fashion / Hilary Davidson
Book | Yale University Press | 2019
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Description
324 pages, 12 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color), genealogical table ; 27 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-322) and index.
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Notes for the reader -- Introduction -- Self -- Home -- Village -- Country -- City -- Nation -- World -- Conclusion -- Jane Austen's family tree -- List of characters in Jane Austen's fiction -- Changes in the contruction of women's gowns, 1790-1820.
Summary
This lively book reveals the clothing and fashion of the world depicted in Jane Austen's beloved books, focusing on the long Regency between the years 1795 and 1825. During this period, accelerated change saw Britain's turbulent entry into the modern age, and clothing reflected these transformations. Starting with the intimate perspective of clothing the self, Dress in the Age of Jane Austen moves outward through the social and cultural spheres of home, village, countryside, and cities, and into the wider national and global realms, exploring the varied ways people dressed to inhabit these environments. Jane Austen's famously observant fictional writings, as well as her letters, provide the entry point for examining the Regency age's rich complexity of fashion, dress, and textiles for men and women in their contemporary contexts. Lavishly illustrated with paintings, drawings, historic garments, and fashion plates-including many previously unpublished images-this authoritative yet accessible book will help readers visualize the external selves of Austen's immortal characters as clearly as she wrote of their internal ones. The result is an enhanced understanding of Austen's work and time, and also of the history of one of Britain's most distinctive fashion eras.
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Chronological Term
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ISBN
9780300218725 hardcover
0300218729 hardcover
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