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Masquerade and Civilization: The Carnivalesque in Eighteenth-Century English Culture and Fiction
by Terry Castle
Public masquerades were a popular and controversial form of urban entertainment in England for most of the eighteenth century. They were held regularly in London and attended by hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people from all ranks of society who delighted in disguising themselves in fanciful costumes and masks and moving through crowds of strangers. The authors shows ho ...more
Paperback, 396 pages
Published December 1st 1987 by Stanford University Press
(first published January 1st 1986)
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Terry Castle was once described by Susan Sontag as "the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today." She is the author of seven books of criticism, including The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture (1993) and Boss Ladies, Watch Out! Essays on Women and Sex (2002). Her antholoy, The Literature of Lesbianism, won the Lambda Literary Editor's Choice Aw ...moreMore about Terry Castle...