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Genders and Sexualities in History

British Masculinity in the 'Gentleman’s Magazine', 1731 to 1815

Authors: Williamson, Gillian

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The Gentleman's Magazine was the leading eighteenth-century periodical. By integrating the magazine's history, readers and contents this study shows how 'gentlemanliness' was reshaped to accommodate their social and political ambitions.

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Gillian Williamson read Classics at the University of Cambridge, UK, and worked as a corporate finance adviser in London. She returned to academic study after editing a lottery-funded local history book, and also contributed to The Victoria History of Essex: Newport (2015).

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“Gillian Williamson’s fascinating book offers a sustained and detailed study of the Magazine’s readership and its changing ideas of the gentleman, from its foundation by Edward Cave in 1731 to the aftermath of Waterloo in 1815. … the Gentleman’s Magazine had been an aspirational publication for the ‘middling sort’, in which readers from the mercantile and professional classes fashioned the figure of the gentleman in their own image.” (Caroline Gonda, The BARS Review, Issue 49, 2017)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook £59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Masculinity in the 'Gentleman’s Magazine', 1731 to 1815
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54233-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137542335
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54232-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 283
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