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The Resource The beau monde : fashionable society in Georgian London, Hannah Greig

The beau monde : fashionable society in Georgian London, Hannah Greig

Label
The beau monde : fashionable society in Georgian London
Title
The beau monde
Title remainder
fashionable society in Georgian London
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Greig
Title variation
Fashionable society in Georgian London
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Caricatured for extravagance, vanity, glamorous celebrity and, all too often, embroiled in scandal and gossip, 18th-century London's fashionable society had a well-deserved reputation for frivolity. But to be fashionable in 1700s London meant more than simply being well dressed. Fashion denoted membership of a new type of society - the beau monde, a world where status was no longer determined by coronets and countryseats alone but by the more nebulous qualification of metropolitan 'fashion'. Conspicuous consumption and display were crucial; the right address, the right dinner guests, the right possessions, the right jewels, the right seat at the opera. The Beau Monde leads us on a tour of this exciting new world, from court and parliament to London's parks, pleasure grounds, and private homes."--Publisher website
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greig, Hannah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC254.5
LC item number
.G74 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • Fashion
  • Fame
  • Oberschicht
  • Verhaltenskodex
  • Mode
  • London
  • Fame
  • Fashion
  • Manners and customs
  • Social history
  • England
Label
The beau monde : fashionable society in Georgian London, Hannah Greig
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on author's thesis (doctoral) entitled: Beau monde and fashionable life in eighteenth-century London, c. 1688-1800--University of London, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
'The brililant vortex' -- Leading the fashion: 'A most brilliant shew' -- Life in the town: 'All together and all distinct' -- The court and fashionable display: 'Most tastefully spangled' -- Politics and fashionable life: 'All the chatter chitter I heard' -- Beauties: 'So pow'rful her charms' -- Exile and fraud: a changeable world -- London's little coterie -- Appendix : Uses and meanings of 'beau monde' ; A supplementary essay
Control code
859384311
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition published in 2013
Extent
xiv, 346 pages
Isbn
9780199659005
Lccn
2013936233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859384311
Label
The beau monde : fashionable society in Georgian London, Hannah Greig
Publication
Note
Based on author's thesis (doctoral) entitled: Beau monde and fashionable life in eighteenth-century London, c. 1688-1800--University of London, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
'The brililant vortex' -- Leading the fashion: 'A most brilliant shew' -- Life in the town: 'All together and all distinct' -- The court and fashionable display: 'Most tastefully spangled' -- Politics and fashionable life: 'All the chatter chitter I heard' -- Beauties: 'So pow'rful her charms' -- Exile and fraud: a changeable world -- London's little coterie -- Appendix : Uses and meanings of 'beau monde' ; A supplementary essay
Control code
859384311
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition published in 2013
Extent
xiv, 346 pages
Isbn
9780199659005
Lccn
2013936233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)859384311

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