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Displaying Women: Spectacles of Leisure in Edith Wharton's New York

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Displaying Women explores the role of women in the representation of leisure in turn-of-the-century New York. To see and be seen--on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, in Central Park, and in the fashionable uptown hotels and restaurants--was one of the fundamental principles in the display aesthetic of New York's fashionable society.
Maureen E. Montgomery argues for a reconsider
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 7th 1998 by Routledge (first published April 6th 1998)
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Jaclyn
May 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book is very interesting. It reminds me of some of today's television shows - the ones that glorify rich and famous women. I highly recommend reading it. It provides an insight of wealthy women of the early 20th century and the rules they are subjected to live by.
Hope Tarr
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Engaging social history of the role of women in NYC society from the turn of the century through the 1920s. Challenges the established assumption of a "separation of spheres" between the sexes.
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