Aristocratic Vice (BOK)

Donna T Andrew

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"Attack on Aristocratic Vice" examines the outrage against - and attempts to end - the four vices associated with the aristocracy in 18th century in England: duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling. All four, it was commonly believed, owed their origin to pride. Many felt the law did not go far enough to punish perpetrators when they 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.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Donna T Andrew
ISBN 9780300184334
Antall sider 352 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd