The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England

The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England

by Amanda Vickery

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The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England by Amanda Vickery

What was the life of an eighteenth-century British genteel woman like? This lively book, based on letters, diaries, and account books of over one hundred middle class women, transforms our understanding of the position of women in Georgian England. These women were not confined in their homes but enjoyed expanding horizons and an array of emerging public arenas, the author shows.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300080025
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author


Amanda Vickery is lecturer in modern British women’s history at Royal Hollowly College, University of London.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii(3)
Note on the Text x(1)
Map
xi
Introduction 1(12)
1 Gentility
13(26)
2 Love and Duty
39(48)
3 Fortitude and Resignation
87(40)
4 Prudent Economy
127(34)
5 Elegance
161(34)
6 Civility and Vulgarity
195(30)
7 Propriety
225(60)
Conclusion 285(10)
Abbreviations 295(1)
Notes to the Text 296(56)
APPENDICES 352(42)
1 Research Design and Sources 352(2)
2 Biographical Index 354(29)
3 Members of the Parker Family 383(2)
4 The Social Networks Database 385(2)
5 Elizabeth Shackleton's Servant Information Network, 1770-1781 387(3)
6 Purchasers of Parker Rabies Medicine, 1767-1777 390(4)
Tables
394(3)
Select Bibliography 397(18)
List of Plates and Acknowledgements
415(3)
Index 418

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