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Green Retreats: Women, Gardens and Eighteenth-Century Culture
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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date August 6, 2013
Pages 312
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781107040021
ISBN-10 1107040027
Dimensions 0.75 by 7 by 10 in.
Weight 1.80 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $39.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Green Retreats presents a lively and beautifully illustrated account of eighteenth-century women in their gardens, in the context of the larger history of their retirement from the world - whether willed or enforced - and of their engagement with the literature of gardening. Beginning with a survey of cultural representations of the woman in the garden, Stephen Bending goes on to tell the stories, through their letters, diaries and journals, of some extraordinary eighteenth-century women including Elizabeth Montagu and the Bluestocking circle, the gardening neighbors Lady Caroline Holland and Lady Mary Coke, and Henrietta Knight, Lady Luxborough, renowned for her scandalous withdrawal from the social world. The emphasis on how gardens were used, as well as designed, allows the reader to rethink the place of women in the eighteenth century, and understand what was at stake for those who stepped beyond the flower garden and created their own landscapes.

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9781107040021 | details & prices | 312 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $39.99
About: Green Retreats presents a lively and beautifully illustrated account of eighteenth-century women in their gardens, in the context of the larger history of their retirement from the world - whether willed or enforced - and of their engagement with the literature of gardening.

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