Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on June 27, 1997 at 21:20:31:
In reply to Confinement posted by Kathy F. on June 27, 1997 at 20:59:27
] How long was confinement, and how voluntary was it? My sister says that it was (forced by society) from the time a woman started to show until after she had had the baby, but I believe she is referencing more the Victorian era (and mostly GWTW), not the Regency era. Of course, with the style of dress they wore back then, they might not show until they were *GREAT* with child.
Kathy, we've discussed this before on Austen-L and on the board here, and it doesn't really seem to be as all-encompassing and as rigid as what your sister implies.
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