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The Resource Aristocratic vice : the attack on duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling in eighteenth-century England, Donna T. Andrew

Aristocratic vice : the attack on duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling in eighteenth-century England, Donna T. Andrew

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Aristocratic vice : the attack on duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling in eighteenth-century England
Title
Aristocratic vice
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the attack on duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling in eighteenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
Donna T. Andrew
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Aristocratic Vice examines the outrage against<U+0127> �and attempts to end<U+0127> �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 vice's treatment by the press at the time and shows how a century of public attacks on aristocratic vices promoted a sense of class superiority among the soon-to-emerge British middle class --
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1945-
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Andrew, Donna T.
Dewey number
305.520941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Upper class
  • Vices
  • Great Britain
  • England
Label
Aristocratic vice : the attack on duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling in eighteenth-century England, Donna T. Andrew
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: the middle way: cultural skirmishes -- Contesting cultural authority: the code of honor and its critics -- "That wild decision of the private sword" -- Against "nature, religion and good manners": debating suicide -- "The chief topics of conversation": adultery and divorce in the Bon Ton -- Deserving "most the cognizance of the magistrate and the censor": combating gaming -- Vice in an age of respectability -- Conclusion: an end to aristocratic vice?
Control code
FIEb17490789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 318 pages
Isbn
9780300184334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations;
System control number
(OCoLC)813921358
Label
Aristocratic vice : the attack on duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling in eighteenth-century England, Donna T. Andrew
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: the middle way: cultural skirmishes -- Contesting cultural authority: the code of honor and its critics -- "That wild decision of the private sword" -- Against "nature, religion and good manners": debating suicide -- "The chief topics of conversation": adultery and divorce in the Bon Ton -- Deserving "most the cognizance of the magistrate and the censor": combating gaming -- Vice in an age of respectability -- Conclusion: an end to aristocratic vice?
Control code
FIEb17490789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 318 pages
Isbn
9780300184334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations;
System control number
(OCoLC)813921358

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