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Introduction 1. The Glove and the Making of Middle-Class Womanhood 2. The Language of the Fan: Pushing the Boundaries of Middle-Class Womanhood 3. Underneath the Parasol: Umbrellas as Symbols of Imperialism, Race, Youth and Flirtation 4. The Celluloid Vanity Set and the Search for Authenticity Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

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An accessible and lively study of Victorian fashion accessories as tools of flirtation and indicators of class, political ideology, chastity and respectability.

About the Author

Ariel Beaujot is a Visiting Scholar and Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of History at the University of Vermont. She has also published the following articles relating to this study of Victorian fashion accessories: The Beauty of Her Hands: The Glove and the Making of the Middle-Class Body, and Coiffing Vanity: A Study of the Manufacture, Design, and Meaning of the Celluloid Hairbrush in America, 1900-1930.

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In addition to explaining the history of how these objects were manufactured and sold, Beaujot offers interesting insights into middle class Victorian social customs, prejudices, hopes and fears. This book will appeal both to academics, especially as an introductory text, and to anyone interested in the Victorian period. * TRC *

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