The beau monde : fashionable society in Georgian London.

"Caricatured for extravagance, vanity, glamorous celebrity and, all too often, embroiled in scandal and gossip, 18th-century London's fashionable society had a well-deserved reputation for frivolity. But to be fashionable in 1700s London meant more than simply being well dressed. Fashion d...

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Main Author: Greig, Hannah, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition:First edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction: 'The brilliant vortex'
  • 1. Leading the fashion: 'A most brilliant shew'
  • 2. Life in the town: 'All together and all distinct'
  • 3. The court and fashionable display: 'Most tastefully spangled'
  • 4. Politics and fashionable life: 'All the chatter chitter I heard'
  • 5. Beauties: 'So pow'rful her charms'
  • 6. Exile and fraud: A changeable world
  • Conclusion: London's little coterie
  • Appendix: Uses and meanings of 'beau monde': A supplementary essay
  • Endnotes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index

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