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Fashion and Narrative in Victorian Popular Literature
Double Threads

ISBN 9781138710153
Published August 24, 2017 by Routledge
206 Pages

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Book Description

We know that way we dress says a lot about us. It’s drilled into us by our parents as children, as adults throughout our working lives, and eternally from the culture surrounding us. Our dress tells the outside world of the culture and era we come from to our social status within that culture. Our dress can be telling of our political views, religious beliefs, sexuality and countless other identifying traits that we can keep hidden or show to the world by our choice of what to wear when heading venturing out. This was absolutely true, famously so, in the Victorian Era in which men and women alike wore their status on their often lavish, embellished sleeves. In her new book, Dr. Madeleine Seyes explores Victorian culture through the lens of fashion in her new book, Double Threads: Fashion and Victorian Popular Literature, which sits at the intersection of the fields of Victorian literary studies, dress and material cultural studies, feminist literary criticism, and gender and sexuality studies.

Table of Contents



Introduction: Sartorial and Narrative Threads

Chapter One: White Muslin

Chapter Two: Silk and Velvet

Chapter Three: The Paisley Shawl

Chapter Four: Tweed and Wool




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Dr. Madeline Seys is a lecturer in the Department of English and Creative Writing at The University of Adelaide.