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The Resource Mad and bad : real heroines of the regency, Bea Koch

Mad and bad : real heroines of the regency, Bea Koch

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Mad and bad : real heroines of the regency
Title
Mad and bad
Title remainder
real heroines of the regency
Statement of responsibility
Bea Koch
Title variation
Mad & bad
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Discover a feminist pop history that looks beyond the Ton and Jane Austen to highlight the Regency women who succeeded on their own terms and were largely lost to history -- until now. Regency England is a world immortalized by Jane Austen and Lord Byron in their beloved novels and poems. The popular image of the Regency continues to be mythologized by the hundreds of romance novels set in the period, which focus almost exclusively on wealthy, white, Christian members of the upper classes. But there are hundreds of fascinating women who don't fit history books limited perception of what was historically accurate for early 19th century England. Women like Dido Elizabeth Belle, whose mother was a slave but was raised by her white father's family in England, Caroline Herschel, who acted as her brother's assistant as he hunted the heavens for comets, and ended up discovering eight on her own, Anne Lister, who lived on her own terms with her common-law wife at Shibden Hall, and Judith Montefiore, a Jewish woman who wrote the first English language Kosher cookbook. As one of the owners of the successful romance-only bookstore The Ripped Bodice, Bea Koch has had a front row seat to controversies surrounding what is accepted as "historically accurate" for the wildly popular Regency period. Following in the popular footsteps of books like Ann Shen's Bad Girls Throughout History, Koch takes the Regency, one of the most loved and idealized historical time periods and a huge inspiration for American pop culture, and reveals the independent-minded, standard-breaking real historical women who lived life on their terms. She also examines broader questions of culture in chapters that focus on the LGBTQ and Jewish communities, the lives of women of color in the Regency, and women who broke barriers in fields like astronomy and paleontology. In Mad and Bad, we look beyond popular perception of the Regency into the even more vibrant, diverse, and fascinating historical truth
  • Regency England is a world immortalized in novels and poems. Its popular image continues to be mythologized by romance novels set in the period, which focus almost exclusively on wealthy, white, Christian members of the upper classes. But there are hundreds of fascinating women who don't fit this limited perception of what was historically accurate for early 19th century England. Discover the controversies surrounding what is accepted as "historically accurate" for the wildly popular Regency period, and the independent-minded, standard-breaking real historical women who lived life on their terms. -- adapted from information provided
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10917485
Cataloging source
DLC
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Koch, Bea
Dewey number
  • 305.4092/241
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1595.A3
LC item number
K64 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women intellectuals
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • Manners and customs
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women intellectuals
  • England
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
real heroines of the Regency
Label
Mad and bad : real heroines of the regency, Bea Koch
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the Regency world and why we're here -- The ton: either you're in or you're out -- Game of thrones -- Mistresses -- The family business: artistic families -- Our STEM foremothers -- The fairer sex -- Historical accuracy and Regency England -- Educators and ambassadors: Jewish women in the Regency -- Our Regency
Control code
on1123879017
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781538701010
Lccn
2019049246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1123879017
Label
Mad and bad : real heroines of the regency, Bea Koch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the Regency world and why we're here -- The ton: either you're in or you're out -- Game of thrones -- Mistresses -- The family business: artistic families -- Our STEM foremothers -- The fairer sex -- Historical accuracy and Regency England -- Educators and ambassadors: Jewish women in the Regency -- Our Regency
Control code
on1123879017
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781538701010
Lccn
2019049246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1123879017

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