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Austen, Actresses and Accessories

Much Ado About Muffs

Authors: Engel, L.

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About this book

This interdisciplinary project draws on a wealth of sources (visual, material, literary and theatrical) to examine Austen's depiction of female performance, display and desire through her deployment of a culturally and symbolically charged accessory: the muff.

About the authors

Laura Engel is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Duquesne University where she specializes in eighteenth-century British Literature and Theater. She is the author of Fashioning Celebrity: Eighteenth-Century British Actresses and Strategies for Image Making (2011) and co-editor with Elaine McGirr of Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater 1660-1830 (2014).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Much Ado About Muffs

    Engel, Laura

    Pages 1-22

  • Around 1787: Austen’s Volume the First, the Elizas, Private Theatricals, and Muffs

    Engel, Laura

    Pages 23-38

  • Restless Luxuries: Muffs in Northanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility

    Engel, Laura

    Pages 39-56

  • Jane Austen as Fashion Plate: Musings on Muffs

    Engel, Laura

    Pages 57-67

  • Epilogue: The Afterlife of Muffs

    Engel, Laura

    Pages 68-73

Buy this book

eBook £36.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-42794-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £47.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-42792-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £45.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-49129-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Austen, Actresses and Accessories
Book Subtitle
Much Ado About Muffs
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42794-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137427946
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42792-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49129-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 84
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