Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940 (Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History) (Hardcover)

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Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940 (Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History) (Hardcover)

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This text explores ideals of femininity during the 19th and early 20th centuries by charting responses to broken engagements. Interweaving a history of the legal remedies available for a broken promise of marriage with literary accounts from Dickens to Wodehouse, it offers an insight into modern attitudes to female identity.
Product Details ISBN: 9780199569977
ISBN-10: 0199569975
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication Date: February 11th, 2010
Pages: 230
Language: English
Series: Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History