Dressed in Fiction
When we look closely at dress in a novel we begin to enrich our sense of the novel's historical and social context. More than this, wealth, class, beauty and moral rectitude can all be coded in fabric. In the modern novel, narratives are increasingly situated within the consciousness of characters, and it is the experience of dress that tells us about the context and the emotional, political and psychological values of the characters. Dressed in Fiction traces the deployment of dress in key fictional texts of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, from Daniel Defoe's Roxana to George Eliot's Middlemarch and Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth. Covering a range of topics, from the growth of the middle classes and the association of luxury with vice, to the reasons why wedding dresses rarely ever symbolize happiness, the book presents a unique study of the history of clothing through the most popular and influential literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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I skimmed this for an essay on costume in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and although it isn't one of the books specifically looked at there were bits and pieces about Hardy and his concentration on texture and colour over style. The non-Tess parts were really interesting too!
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Dressed in Fiction (1845201728) HUGHES - Berg Publishers
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Last month on ABC Radio National experienced broadcaster Julie Copeland interviewed Clair Hughes, author of Dressed in Fiction which explores “clothes as ...
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