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by Amanda Vickery

  • Author: Amanda Vickery
  • ISBN: 0300168969
  • ISBN13: 978-0300168969
  • ePub: 1174 kb | FB2: 1917 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Europe
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (November 30, 2010)
  • Pages: 368
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 314
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Vickery's Behind Closed Doors once again displays the expert scholarship, interpretive nuance, and deft .

Vickery's Behind Closed Doors once again displays the expert scholarship, interpretive nuance, and deft writing that makes her work a pleasure to read. - Margaret Drabble, The Guardian-Margaret Drabble"The Guardian" (11/28/2009).

Amanda Jane Vickery (born 8 December 1962) is an English historian, writer, radio and . Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England (2009).

Amanda Jane Vickery (born 8 December 1962) is an English historian, writer, radio and television presenter, and professor of early modern history at Queen Mary, University of London. 1 Education and career. Her first book was The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England (1998), for which she received the Whitfield prize, the Wolfton History prize and the Longman-History Today prize.

The pages of Behind Closed Doors are filled with such squabbles. Amanda Vickery, a reader in history at Royal Holloway, University of London, finds them in fashionably decorated Yorkshire mansions and dirty London lodgings, in downstairs kitchens and gilded parlors and gloomy garret rooms. She opens resolutely shut doors and peeps into the private lives of servants, aristocrats and the polite and middling sorts - merchants, clergy members, doctors and lawyers

It turns out that Behind Closed Doors is more than simply a slick title for a study of domestic interiors.

It turns out that Behind Closed Doors is more than simply a slick title for a study of domestic interiors. For, as Vickery quickly makes clear, the business of delineating space, marking boundaries and shutting one area off from another lay at the heart of the Georgians' experience of domestic life. Women ruled the roost at home, turning the domestic space into a theatre of female competence, while men were merely squatters, mustering their resources for an assault upon the public stage.

This is a book about home-making for the middling and genteel classes in 18th-century England, be it in a cottage, town house or handsome country pile. It is also a book about the Georgian attitude to privacy

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In this brilliant new work, Amanda Vickery unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. Writing with her customary wit and verve, she introduces us to men and women from all walks of life: gentlewoman Anne Dormer in her stately Oxfordshire mansion, bachelor clerk and future novelist Anthony Trollope in his dreary London lodgings, genteel spinsters keeping up appearances in two rooms with yellow wallpaper, servants with only a locking box to call their own.

Vickery makes ingenious use of upholsterer’s ledgers, burglary trials, and other unusual sources to reveal the roles of house and home in economic survival, social success, and political representation during the long eighteenth century. Through the spread of formal visiting, the proliferation of affordable ornamental furnishings, the commercial celebration of feminine artistry at home, and the currency of the language of taste, even modest homes turned into arenas of social campaign and exhibition.

Kagaramar
Being the avid social history lover that I am, I was elated to discover a book that provided information of the Georgians and their homes. I had high hopes for this book, and I certainly was not disappointed! While she states that the book is mainly focused on the culture of the middle class, the reader is also able to learn bits here and there about the lower and higher classes through comparison or interesting information that aids in our educational journey for the middle class. From wallpaper to lock boxes, she explains them all and quite the impact that they had in daily life or decorating, and she writes in such a way that keeps you engaged for every page. There are several pages of color pictures with the occasional black and white picture mixed in, a wonderful addition to help us understand as well as visualize things that the Georgians would have had about them. Amanda Vickery effectively takes us into the world of the Georgians and their homes, and we learn a generous amount of interesting information that will continue to stick with us long after the book is finished. I look forward to reading it again!
Celak
Very good information for the period but it is stiffy written. Not for a Generalized Readership but more for scholars. Vickery takes an interesting series of topics and can make it feel a bit dry at times. Otherwise a good book.
funike
It's very long and hard to keep up. It is also a little boring at times.
Swift Summer
Fascinating look at daily life in Georgian times.
elektron
very interesting
Gardagar
Good source of information about an interesting era.
Iraraeal
This book was surprisingly gripping; I could not wait to get to it each day. Vickery has a great grasp of her subject matter and covers all the attendant issues of domesticity: patriarchy, matriarchy, exchange, public/private, gender, &c. Broader implications of architecture, colonialism, and utilitarianism also make appearances without getting too lit crit on you. I won't get into too much detail here, but if this time period interests you at all, you'll be hooked. ONE criticism, however: there were several agreement errors (...once a gentleman outfitted THEIR home...), so many in fact that I considered that allowing this sort of mistake must be the new copyediting rule over at Yale UP. However, when I saw Elizabeth Bennet (ONE T, people!) misspelled, I realized that the errata were all just sloppiness. It seems to me that checking the spelling of a major literary character's name against the original text would be a simple enough task for both author and copyeditor. The world is going to the dogs!

That said, I still enjoyed this book for its balance of the trivial/scholarly.
A page-turner written by a real historian. Perfect!
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