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Genteel Women


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General Editor's introduction 1. Introduction: Gentility and the performance of Self 2. 'Dress indicates mind': the art and practice of appearance management 3. 'The arrangement requires much taste and judgement': creating critical space, the living room 4. 'No-one can overestimate the pleasure of tending flowers': tasteful gardening and growing attachment 5. 'The guests being seated at the dinner table, the lady serves the soup': food and household management 6. Conclusion: The work of migrancy Bibliography Index

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Dianne Lawrence is an independent scholar

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