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Published: 03 January 2019

256 Pages | 33 black and white figures/illustrations


ISBN: 9780198823070

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The Game of Love in Georgian England

Courtship, Emotions, and Material Culture

Sally Holloway

Emotions in History

  • The first book-length study of the making and breaking of courtships in Georgian England
  • Brings to light romantic relationships between a wide range of men and women: servants, soldiers, sailors, merchants, poets, politicians, clergymen, and gentlewomen
  • Rediscovers experiences of courtship from the perspective of the history of emotions
  • Traces the formation and deconstruction of relationships through material culture
  • Charts the commercialization and modernization of romantic customs over the Georgian era
  • Examines sixty courtships, from which only five sets of love letters have previously been published