Posted by Amy on July 14, 1997 at 20:22:04:
In reply to Re: Longing for, and an almost irrational preference for the period posted by Jenna on July 14, 1997 at 17:26:28
of a 20th century woman being catapulted back to Regency times, her feminist values and all--of course there is conflict and frustration, especially in dealing with a very Darcy/Rochester/Heathcliff type hero. *grin*
That sounds full of possibilities, Jenna. These guys we admire so much were children of their times and didn't give a second thought to women being their property, and all that sort of thing.
What I was really getting at though -- since we've talked before about the paucity of modern conveniences and the fact that we'd all likely be servants -- is a love of this particular period over other historical eras. I can see myself in these dressess and hairdos, for example, but can't even conjure a picture of the big white wigs from a half century before (like in Amadeus, imagine!). Nor the painful corsetting needed a half century later, never mind the restrictive Victorian way of life, which I imagine to be sort of a generalized effort to supress any natural pleasure.
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