Aristocratic Vice

Aristocratic Vice

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DIV Aristocratic Vice examines the outrage againstAca‚na€and attempts to endAca‚na€the four vices associated with the aristocracy in eighteenth-century England: duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling. Each of the four, it was commonly believed, owed its origin to pride. Many felt the law did not go far enough to punish those perpetrators who were members of the elite. In this exciting new book, Andrew explores each viceAca‚na„cs treatment by the press at the time and shows how a century of public attacks on aristocratic vices promoted a sense of Aca‚nA“class superiorityAca‚n? among the soon-to-emerge British middle class. Aca‚nA“Donna Andrew continues to illuminate the mental landscapes of eighteenth-century Britain. . . . No historian of the period has made greater or more effective use of the newspaper press as a source for cultural history than she. This book is evidently the product of a great deal of work and is likely to stimulate further work.Aca‚n?Aca‚na€Joanna Innes, University of Oxford /divanything novel in the way that writers and readers, moralists and theater-goers, understood it or experienced it? ... a frequently featured and only mildly censured activity on this more moral eighteenth-century stage, female adultery ... Thus in David Garricka#39;s trifle of 1741, The Lying Valet, the young heroine, in the guise of a man of the mode, instructs a wouldbe member of the beau monde about what cananbsp;...

Title:Aristocratic Vice
Author:Donna T. Andrew
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2013-06-18


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