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Author Pritchard, Will, 1965-

Title Outward appearances : the female exterior in Restoration London / Will Pritchard.

Published Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  820.93522 PRIT    AVAILABLE
Physical description 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Bucknell studies in eighteenth-century literature and culture.
Contents Introduction : outward appearances -- 1. The problem of female legibility -- 2. The promise of female legibility -- 3. The playhouse -- 4. The park -- 5. The new exchange.
Notes A cultural study of how men in Restoration London, view women through their outward physical appearances and through their increased appearances in public places. Based on literary and non-literary texts from the years 1650-1700.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Outward Appearances: The Female Exterior in Restoration London elucidates early modern attitudes towards women's public display. Will Pritchard presents a cultural study that draws on a wide range of literary and non-literary texts from the years 1650-1700 to revisit the sites where women appeared most prominently: the playhouse, the park, and the New Exchange (a shopping arcade in the Strand). He offers a fresh context for the study of Restoration literature and a provocative argument about women and public space. An engaging academic study, Outward Appearances enhances and historicizes our understanding of the dynamics of gender and looking in the Restoration and will be appreciated by literary scholars, historians, and cultural theorists alike."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Women in literature.
Women -- Physiology.
Public spaces in literature.
Men -- England -- London -- Attitudes -- History -- 17th century.
Women -- England -- London -- Public opionion -- History -- 17th century.
Femininity in literature.
Body image in literature.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.
ISBN 9780838756881 (alk. paper)