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The game of love in Georgian England : courtship, emotions, and material culture

Author: Sally Holloway
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2019
Series: Emotions in history
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Courtship in Georgian England was a decisive moment in the life cycle, imagined as a tactical game, an invigorating sport, and a perilous journey across a turbulent sea. This volume brings to life the emotional experience of courtship using the words and objects selected by men and women to navigate this potentially fraught process. It provides new insights into the making and breaking of relationships, beginning  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Holloway
ISBN: 9780198823070 019882307X
OCLC Number: 1090393582
Description: xii, 227 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Chapter 1. The language of love. --
2. Loveletters. --
3. Love tokens. --
4. The marketplace of love. --
5. Romantic suffering. --
6. Breach of promise.
Series Title: Emotions in history
Responsibility: Sally Holloway.

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Courtship in Georgian England was a decisive moment in the life cycle, often imagined as a tactical game. Sally Holloway uses a rich selection of material and written sources to explore the emotional  Read more...

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Holloway adroitly couples details with theory, and enhances her "object-driven approach" with illuminating reproductions of period pictures, cartoons and artefacts. * Jane O'Grady, Telegraph *

 
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