Outward Appearances

Will Pritchard (Ed.)

The Female Exterior in Restoration London

266 pages
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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