By Bridget Hill

When it was once first released in 1984, this booklet crammed an stated hole within the social historical past of the interval and made on hand hitherto inaccessible assets. The paintings attracts on newspapers and journals, memoirs, diaries, courtesy books, county surveys and documents, but additionally at the literature of the interval, its novels, poetry and performs. It examines the function assigned to ladies in eighteenth-century society and the schooling suggestion becoming to accomplish it. It seems at attitudes to courtship and marriage, chastity and sexual ardour. It explores the function of ladies as better halves and moms, as spinsters and widows, and specializes in the dwelling and dealing event of girls even if in the house, agriculture, or family provider. It contrasts the expectancies of the wealthy and the terrible, the leisured woman and the underpaid lady agricultural labourer, the single mom and the prostitute.

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