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Wardrop, Daneen, 1952-
Emily Dickinson and the labor of clothing / Daneen Wardrop
Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press ; Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PS1541.Z5 W327 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Knowledge -- Clothing
Subject(s) Clothing and dress in literature
Class consciousness in literature
Clothing trade -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description xii, 246 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Contents Introduction : "time would fail me to enumerate my appearance" -- Dickinson's fashion : "Won't you tell 'the public' that at present I wear a brown dress" -- Dress the maker : "I finish Mama's sacque, all but the overcastting" -- "Kelley Square" and "The crossing" : "but the whistle calls me--" -- The body's body : tippet, basque, gaiters, pantalettes : "I asked him how you looked, and what you wore" -- The bonnet of Dickinson's family : "Mother wants me to say that if you like Aunt L's bonnet" -- Lace theory : "as laces just reveal the surge--" -- Conclusion : "pierce me with a fashion"
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-236) and index
Series Becoming modern. Reading dress series

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