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Author Lettmaier, Saskia
Title Broken engagements [electronic resource] : the action for breach of promise of marriage and the feminine ideal, 1800-1940 / Saskia Lettmaier
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xx, 209 p.)
Series Oxford studies in modern legal history
Oxford studies in modern legal history
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Lettmaier explores ideals of femininity during the 19th and early 20th centuries by charting responses to broken engagements. Interweaving a history of the legal remedies for a broken promise of marriage with literary accounts from Dickens to Wodehouse, it offers an insight into attitudes to female identity
Description based on print version record
Oxford
Link Print version 9780199569977
Subject Breach of promise -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Breach of promise -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Betrothal in literature
Betrothal in motion pictures
Women -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Women -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century
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