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Author Snook, Edith

Title Women, beauty and power in early modern England : a feminist literary history / Edith Snook

Publ Info Basingstoke ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
 Bryant Main Stacks  PR113 .S567 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PR113 .S567 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  PR113 .S567 2011    AVAILABLE
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Descript x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Cosmetics. 'The beautifying part of physic' : women's cosmetic practices in early modern England -- 'Soveraigne receipts', fair beauty, and race in Stuart England -- Clothes. The greatness in good clothes : fashioning subjectivity in Mary Wroth's Urania and Margaret Spencer's account book -- What not to wear : children's clothes and the maternal advice of Elizabeth Jocelin and Brilliana, Lady Harley -- Hair. The culture of the head : hair in Mary Wroth's Urania and Margaret Cavendish's 'Assaulted and pursued chastity' -- An 'absolute Mistris of her Self' : Anne Clifford and the luxury of hair
Note "Divided into three sections on cosmetics, clothes and hairstyling, this book explores how early modern women regarded beauty culture and in what ways skin, clothes and hair could be used to represent racial, class and gender identities, and to convey political, religious and philosophical ideals"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism
English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Beauty, Personal, in literature
Women in literature
Women -- England -- Intellectual life
ISBN 9780230282858 (hardback)
0230282857 (hardback)