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The Resource Broken engagements : the action for breach of promise of marriage and the feminine ideal, 1800-1940, Saskia Lettmaier

Broken engagements : the action for breach of promise of marriage and the feminine ideal, 1800-1940, Saskia Lettmaier

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Broken engagements : the action for breach of promise of marriage and the feminine ideal, 1800-1940
Title
Broken engagements
Title remainder
the action for breach of promise of marriage and the feminine ideal, 1800-1940
Statement of responsibility
Saskia Lettmaier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lettmaier explores ideals of femininity during the 19th and early 20th centuries by charting responses to broken engagements. Interweaving a history of the legal remedies for a broken promise of marriage with literary accounts from Dickens to Wodehouse, it offers an insight into attitudes to female identity
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Lettmaier, Saskia
Index
index present
LC call number
K690
LC item number
.L48 2010 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in modern legal history
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  • Breach of promise
  • Husband and wife
  • Betrothal
  • Betrothal
  • Breach of promise
  • Husband and wife
Label
Broken engagements : the action for breach of promise of marriage and the feminine ideal, 1800-1940, Saskia Lettmaier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Codifying womanhood : the Nineteenth-Century action for breach of promise of marriage as the legal expression of the ideal of true womanhood
  • A
  • Structural inconsistency : the true woman and the breach-of-promise plaintiff
  • Breach of promise in the early Nineteenth Century (1800-50) : strategies of containment, a created inconsistency, and the aesthetic of the grotesque
  • Breach of promise in the high Victorian Period (1850-1900) : the inconsistency unveiled, pinchbeck angels, and the dominance of satire
  • Breach of promise in the Post-Victorian Period (1900-40) : a changing ideal the action's decline, and the symbolism of breach of promise
Control code
635583428
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191722066
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)635583428
Label
Broken engagements : the action for breach of promise of marriage and the feminine ideal, 1800-1940, Saskia Lettmaier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Codifying womanhood : the Nineteenth-Century action for breach of promise of marriage as the legal expression of the ideal of true womanhood
  • A
  • Structural inconsistency : the true woman and the breach-of-promise plaintiff
  • Breach of promise in the early Nineteenth Century (1800-50) : strategies of containment, a created inconsistency, and the aesthetic of the grotesque
  • Breach of promise in the high Victorian Period (1850-1900) : the inconsistency unveiled, pinchbeck angels, and the dominance of satire
  • Breach of promise in the Post-Victorian Period (1900-40) : a changing ideal the action's decline, and the symbolism of breach of promise
Control code
635583428
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 209 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191722066
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)635583428

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