Outward Appearances

Will Pritchard (Ed.)

The Female Exterior in Restoration London

2007
266 pages
$57.50
ISBN 9780838756881
Bucknell Studies in Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture

This book elucidates early modern attitudes toward women's public display. It is a cultural study that draws on a wide range of literary and non-literary texts from 1650-1700 to revisit the sites where women appeared most prominently: the playhouse, the park, and the New Exchange (a shopping arcade in the Strand). An academic study, Outward Appearances is written in a clear and engaging style. It is aimed particularly at literary scholars, but historians will take a keen interest in it as well. It offers a fresh context for the study of Restoration drama and a provocative argument about women and public space.

About the editor:

Will Pritchard is an Assistant Professor of English at Lewis and Clark College.

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