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This book, written by a woman who wished to remain anonymous, covers the social customs and manners of her time, the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the times of Jane Austen and of Napoleon. It is devoted in large part to the “English lady’s costume” but also covers deportment, movement, the correct dances, propriety, and aids to beauty and health. The fronThis book, written by a woman who wished to remain anonymous, covers the social customs and manners of her time, the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the times of Jane Austen and of Napoleon. It is devoted in large part to the “English lady’s costume” but also covers deportment, movement, the correct dances, propriety, and aids to beauty and health. The front page opens with a long and detailed summary of what is to be found in the book, including “cultivation of the mind and the Disposition and Carriage of the Body; offering also the most efficacious Means of preserving Beauty, Health, and Loveliness.” “Naturally, a ‘Lady of Distinction,’ in coy anonymity, has written it. But this book was no joke in Regency times, and much of the advice would have been taken very much to heart….The style of writing of this period can only be described as flowery; everything is padded out with endless adjectives, adverbs, and classical references. So one receives the following advice: ‘Again, I repeat, the libertine, the gross Epicurean, may feast his imbruted gaze upon a form so stripped of decency; for he is a creature whose senses are bent to the earth and the basest offerings are his banquet.’ This, apparently, is the result of leaving too much shoulder showing!”—Anne Woodley, editor, Regency Collection On-Line. This book will be especially indispensable to anyone interested in the times of Jane Austen, of English Regency, of Napoleon, the early United States, and the War of 1812. ...

Title : Regency Etiquette: The Mirror of Graces (1811); or The English Lady's Costume
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ISBN : 9780786134281
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Regency Etiquette: The Mirror of Graces (1811); or The English Lady's Costume Reviews

  • Gina
    2019-03-18 08:17

    I checked out the audiobook from the library and found it absolutely hilarious! There is nothing quite like listening to a British woman read to you about 1812 etiquette. Perfect background information for any fan of regency era fiction, historical fiction or history. Included are some awesome descriptions of everyday beauty routines that will make you cringe along with several surprisingly relevant tips for todays "elegant young ladies". Nadia May, our narrative voice of the "Lady of Distinction", hits every inflection perfectly, whether it be condescension, joy or horror. I highly recommend this book; definitely encourage everyone to get the audio.