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Aristocratic vice : the attack on duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling in eighteenth-century England

Author: Donna T Andrew
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title examines the outrage against -- and attempts to end -- the four vices associated with the artistocracy in 18th century in England: duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling. All four it was commonly believed, owed their origin to pride.
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Andrew, Donna T., 1945-
Aristocratic vice.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012041362
(OCoLC)813921358
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donna T Andrew
ISBN: 9780300185522 0300185529
OCLC Number: 847527223
Description: 1 online resource (318 pages)
Contents: Introduction: the middle way: cultural skirmishes --
Contesting cultural authority: the code of honor and its critics --
"That wild decision of the private sword" --
Against "nature, religion and good manners": debating suicide --
"The chief topics of conversation": adultery and divorce in the Bon Ton --
Deserving "most the cognizance of the magistrate and the censor": combating gaming --
Vice in an age of respectability --
Conclusion: an end to aristocratic vice?
Responsibility: Donna T. Andrew.

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