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Behind closed doors : at home in Georgian England

Author: Amanda Vickery
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this brilliant new work, the author unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Vickery
ISBN: 9780300154535 0300154534 9780300168969 0300168969
OCLC Number: 317471846
Description: xviii, 382 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Thresholds and boundaries at home --
Men alone --
Setting up home --
His and hers --
Rooms at the top --
Wallpaper and taste --
The trials of domestic dependence --
A nest of comforts --
What women made --
A sex in things?
Responsibility: Amanda Vickery.

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Reveals the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. This work introduces us to men and women from all walks of life: gentlewoman Anne Dormer in her stately  Read more...

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Shortlisted for the 2009 Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History: "Behind Closed Doors" was highly commended by the judges of the Hessell-Tiltman prizeand described as "outstanding in every Read more...

 
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