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Austen, actresses, and accessories : much ado about muffs

Author: Laura Engel
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ©2015
Series: Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Jane Austen was a teenager in the late 1780's several portraits of well-known actresses holding muffs were painted by a variety of famous artists. Looking at these paintings along with satiric prints of muffs that appeared simultaneously in the public realm, the author explores how the muff functions in these images as a sign of wealth and style and as a sign of crass accumulation and overt sexuality. Turning  Read more...
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Named Person: Jane Austen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Engel
ISBN: 1137427922 9781137427922
OCLC Number: 900011670
Description: ix, 84 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction: Much Ado About Muffs 1. Around 1787: Austen's Volume the First, the Elizas, Private Theatricals, and Muffs 2. Restless Luxuries: Muffs in Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility 3. Jane Austen as Fashion Plate: Musings on Muffs Epilogue: The Afterlife of Muffs Bibliography Index
Series Title: Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: Laura Engel.
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This interdisciplinary project draws on a wealth of sources (visual, material, literary and theatrical) to examine Austen's depiction of female performance, display and desire through her deployment  Read more...

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