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...
|Published:||Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.|
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- 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
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