Posted by Helen on July 28, 1998 at 14:20:10:
In response to Two questions: chariots and powder, written by Helen on July 15, 1998 at 13:33:56
(Guys being non-gender-specific in a way that would turn JA's hair white as a powdered wig ;-) )
The great thesis-who-must-be-obeyed is claiming me too much at the moment - this is just to say thank you for all the information, I knew you could answer my questions!
But wasn't it Bulwer-Lytton who started the whole black gents' dress suits thing in the mid-C19th, with a novel whose name I have forgotten, but which featured a hero who wore only black for a typically heroic Deep Secret Reason?
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