The Beau Monde -

The Beau Monde

Fashionable Society in Georgian London



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The Beau Monde leads us on a tour of the exciting new world of high society in 18th century London - a world in which status was no longer determined by coronets and countryseats alone but by the more nebulous qualification of metropolitan 'fashion'. Following the experiences of a colourful cast of characters, from court and parliament to London's parks, pleasure grounds, and private homes Hannah Greig reveals how membership of the new elite was won, maintained - and sometimes lost. Above all, as as the story unfolds, we learn that being a Fashionable was about far more than simply being modish. By the end of the century, it had become the key to power and exclusivity in a changed world.

Product code: 9780199659005

ISBN 9780199659005
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H237xW168xS22
No. Of Pages 368
Publisher Oxford University Press
The story of the world's first fashion-obsessed society in eighteenth-century London - and the colourful tales of extravagance, vanity, intrigue, and sexual indiscretion that accompanied it