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Dress in the Age of Jane Austen: Regency Fashion

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This lively book reveals the clothing and fashion of the world depicted in Jane Austen’s beloved books, focusing on the long Regency between the years 1795 and 1825. During this period, accelerated change saw Britain’s turbulent entry into the modern age, and clothing reflected these transformations. Starting with the intimate perspective of clothing the self, Dress in the ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Yale University Press
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Dana Stabenow
Nov 17, 2019 rated it liked it
A beautifully produced book with quantities of illustrations from Cruikshank cartoons to Raeburn family portraits in oil. If you're a fan of Jane's and especially if you're a devotee of Georgette Heyer, you will love paging through to find treasures like the pen-and-ink drawing of the 24 different styles of men's hats to the full-size painting of Edward Villier Rippingille's The Stage-Coach Breakfast which feels that it simply must have inspired the stop that interrupted Venetia's hurried trip ...more
Krista D.
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An amazing book that I'll be re-read and referencing for years to come. It's worth it just for the pictures alone, many of which I've never seen before. However, Davidson's thorough, but accessible, writing style means you are learning something new in every single paragraph.

Required reading for the Jane Austen enthusiast.
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