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Dress in the age of Jane Austen : Regency fashion / Hilary Davidson.

Davidson, Hilary, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Bibliomation.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Milford Public Library 391.009 D (Text to phone) 34013145769231 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Ridgefield Library 746.92 DAV (Text to phone) 34010149634635 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-322) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 construction of women's gowns, 1790-1820.
Summary, etc.:
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 Lavishly illustrated with paintings, drawings, historic garments, and fashion plates-including many previously unpublished images-this authoritative yet accessible book will help readers visualize the external selves of Austen's immortal characters as clearly as she wrote of their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.
Subject: Clothing and dress > Great Britain > History > 18th century.
Clothing and dress > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Costume > Great Britain > History > 18th century.
Costume > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Fashion > Great Britain > History > 18th century.
Fashion > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 > Influence.

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