the timing of P&P etc....not REGENCY at all
Posted by Kate on March 27, 1998 at 09:56:29:
If, as seems to be the case, P&P and S&S were substantially written in the late 1790s (we know NA definitely was) then they aren't "Regency" novels at all, not even close. I am totally ignorant about when that major switch in fashions occured (from powdered wigs, long hair for men, hooped skirts, to short hair, and the regency style of short waisted dress) but I thought it was around about the turn of the century (isn't the dress style called the "empire line" because Empress Josephine adopted it?)
In that case, the assumption that P&P and S&S and NA take place in a world of regency fashions etc maybe misplaced. Maybe it belongs in the previous era... Wounldn't it be interesting to see an adaptation that took this approach?
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