(New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman

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Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Francesca Beauman Shapely Ankle Preferrd Download · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Francesca Beauman ↠ 5 Read & Download 730s papers carried regular ads in which income or respectability were the most desired ualities though some asked for a 'shapely ankle' or a 'non dancer' By 1900 twenty five British newspapers were dedicated solely to matrimonial ads Shapely Ankle Preferr'd tells the story of ads of all kinds from aristocrats and MPs bus conductors and nurses country suires and city swells and even from a man who had lost a leg 'due to the kick of an Ostrich in the East Indies' The reasons are strangely familiar the size of the city makes it hard to meet peo. The nature of this history changes throughout the book in the early period pre nineteenth century the author is mostly assessing the few existing lonely hearts ads from a literary perspective were they real were they satire what did they mean while past the nineteenth century in the twentieth there is so much material that she s basically just whizzing through it all The meat of the book as others have mentioned is the nineteenth century when lonely hearts ads whether real or fake whether inspired by the reading of too many Gothic novels or depicting actual Gothic situations seem to have flourished The writing is clear and fun and occasionally funny it s a very easy read However it s also clear that the author wasn t necessarily finding the source material that she d hoped for A lot of space is devoted to a murderer who found wife 2 through an ad and similarly to a married couple from the mid nineteenth century who met through an ad whose descendants were the only respondents to the author s attempts to find real life success stories from that era This is the problem the source material she had seems to consist almost entirely of the ads themselves and occasionally fictional literature which incorporated ads It isn t the author s fault but it makes it hard to draw any real conclusions from the book It might have helped if the author had looked at examples beyond Great Britain she makes brief reference to some but the focus of the book is pretty narrow A uick interesting read but probably not a re read

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Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Francesca Beauman Shapely Ankle Preferrd Download · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Francesca Beauman ↠ 5 Read & Download Ple; they're busy at work; they've just returned from abroad Loneliness is not newThe surprising views of Lord Byron Charlotte Brontë and George Orwell are revealed and every ad is a snapshot of its age from the criminal scams of the 1890s to the sad appeals of widows after the Second World War In this fascinating book Fancesca Beauman uses newly uncovered evidence to answer crucial uestions about how humans choose their mates The result is a startling history of sex marriage and society over three centures hilarious and heartbreaking by tur. An interesting topic used to illustrate changes in attitudes to marriage whether for fortune or love Also includes details of frauds resulting in court cases and the sensational Red Barn murder

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Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Francesca Beauman Shapely Ankle Preferrd Download · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Francesca Beauman ↠ 5 Read & Download What do women look for in a man And what do men look for in a woman And how and why has this changed over the centuriesEvery week thousands of people advertise for love either in newspapers magazines or online But if you think this is a modern phenomenon think again the ads have been running for over three hundred years In 1695 a popular London pamphlet published the brave plea of a young gentleman who 'would willingly Match himself to some Good Young Gentlewoman that has a Fortune of £3000 or thereabouts'This was just the beginning In the 1. Pretty good history actually Ultimately just a pleasant read though nothing terribly memorable or enlightening that one can t get out of the blurbs


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  1. says: (New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman Francesca Beauman ↠ 5 Read & Download

    (New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman Whenever I see a book about a narrow slice of history penny dreadfuls lonely hearts ads I want to take it with me and give it a hom

  2. says: (New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman

    (New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman Pretty good history actually Ultimately just a pleasant read though nothing terribly memorable or enlightening that one can't get out of the blurbs

  3. says: (New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman

    (New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman This was a fascinating book It was not just a history of lonely hearts ads themselves but also a snapshot of social s at the time with regard to relationships sex marriage gender roles etcIt's a British history spanning the period from the first personal ad placed in 1695 to today And it's interesting to note that people have been getting catfished for hundreds of years There are plenty of amusing touching worrying an

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    Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Francesca Beauman Francesca Beauman ↠ 5 Read & Download (New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman A compact little study of the history of the lonely hearts advertisement this books spends most of its time on the 18th and 19th centuries with

  5. says: (New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman

    (New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman The nature of this history changes throughout the book in the early period pre nineteenth century the author is mostly assessing the few existing lonely hearts ads from a literary perspective were they real? were they satire? what did they mean? while past the nineteenth century in the twentieth there is so much material that she's basically just whizzing through it all The meat of the book as others have mentioned is

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    Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Francesca Beauman Francesca Beauman ↠ 5 Read & Download (New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman I had assumed this would be funny actually it's a serious and obviously researched social history Liked how the author used lonely hearts ads to illustrate wider changes in society political economic etc Was disappointed that period after 1900 was clearly rushed and barely researched If the author wasn't interested from a 20th 21st perspective then it would have been better to exclude entirely

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    Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Francesca Beauman (New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman Francesca Beauman ↠ 5 Read & Download An interesting topic used to illustrate changes in attitudes to marriage whether for fortune or love Also includes details of frauds resulting

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    (New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman An entertaining jaunt through three hundred years of lonely hearts

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    (New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Francesca Beauman Read Shapely Ankle Preferrd Over 300 years of history depicting Lonely Hearts advertising in Britain are presented here From the first in 1765 to the latest internet versions Beauman presents the typical formats the sociological reasons for the ads the differing reuiremen

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    (New) [Shapely Ankle Preferrd] by Francesca Beauman Actually really enjoyed this Funny seeing how lonely hearts ads have transformed from what they were over 200 years ago to what we now know as internet datingdating apps And how there were some dispicable acts of catfishing done wa

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  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • Shapely Ankle Preferrd
  • Francesca Beauman
  • Slovak
  • 03 February 2020
  • 9780701181703