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Told through the stories, journals and personal letters of the women of the powerful Fox family, Wives and Daughters is a window into the daily lives and experiences of women of eighteenth-century aristocratic society and the country houses that symbolized the power and taste of eighteenth-century Britain. Combining personality with historical setting and detail, Joanna MaTold through the stories, journals and personal letters of the women of the powerful Fox family, Wives and Daughters is a window into the daily lives and experiences of women of eighteenth-century aristocratic society and the country houses that symbolized the power and taste of eighteenth-century Britain. Combining personality with historical setting and detail, Joanna Martin traces the lives of fifteen individual women in their four country houses through several generations, in society and at home. Taking an intimate and personal look at courtship, marriage, childbirth, education, houses and gardens, reading, hobbies, travel and health, this book is an engrossing account of woman's lives in this fascinating time....

Title : Wives and Daughters: Women and Children in the Georgian Country House
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ISBN : 9781852852719
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 480 Pages
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Wives and Daughters: Women and Children in the Georgian Country House Reviews

  • Sophie Turner
    2019-03-01 12:33

    Another dense book that took me a very long time to get through, and in hardback, my least favorite form factor. For this, Martin essentially combed through her family archives and reported the most interesting findings from the Georgian era. There were many interesting tidbits in here, but it really felt like it could have had more editing, more summarization (there is a LOT of direct quoting and not all of the quotes add hugely to the narrative), and just general tightening.

  • SixBeforeLunch
    2019-03-18 12:48

    While a bit dry in places and heavy on the details, I found this book absolutely fascinating. It introduced me to some favorite historical figures, including William and Lady Susan O'Brien and Lady Harriet Ackland. I don't know if I'll ever read it cover-to-cover again, but it's staying on my shelf for research purposes.

  • Graham
    2019-03-12 05:52

    I had the same problems with this book as I did with Rosemary Baird's MISTRESS OF THE HOUSE: it's very useful when looking at these specific women and what made them tick, but less enlightening when it comes to the period as a whole. Think of this as a selection of accounts from the women and children usually left out of accounts in a strongly patriarchal society.

  • Kit Kincade
    2019-03-20 10:44

    Lots of information doesn't always make for the most readable book.