Advice to Single Women

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Advice to Single Women
Advice to Single Women
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"Single women who have been industrious, and who have boldly carved out a career for themselves, can afford to snap their fingers at lost lovers, and thank the fate that at length designed them for a life of single success rather than the possible one of married misery."

Published in the last years of Queen Victoria's reign, this fascinating book provides unexpectedly sensible, remarkably modern guidance for Britain's unmarried women and girls. In the age of the idealized "New Woman," it encourages activity and even employment ("the more remunerative the better") as an alternative focus, and acknowledges a new era of social change: "We may all some day think no more of the sex in bloomers giving high kicks at football than we do now of cycling skirts and golf-playing."

Advice to Single Women explores the perilous fashion for tight-lacing corsets and the dangers of contemporary cosmetics, in contrast to the benefits of healthy exercise and the emerging trend for practical dress. It weighs the merits of matrimony and the single life, with conclusions to surprise and cheer its readers. And for those still seeking to marry, the book offers a suggestion of Bridget Jones-style guile: "Appear as though you do not, but mind you do it sweetly."

Description
"Single women who have been industrious, and who have boldly carved out a career for themselves, can afford to snap their fingers at lost lovers, and thank the fate that at length designed them for a life of single success rather than the possible one of married misery."

Published in the last years of Queen Victoria's reign, this fascinating book provides unexpectedly sensible, remarkably modern guidance for Britain's unmarried women and girls. In the age of the idealized "New Woman," it encourages activity and even employment ("the more remunerative the better") as an alternative focus, and acknowledges a new era of social change: "We may all some day think no more of the sex in bloomers giving high kicks at football than we do now of cycling skirts and golf-playing."

Advice to Single Women explores the perilous fashion for tight-lacing corsets and the dangers of contemporary cosmetics, in contrast to the benefits of healthy exercise and the emerging trend for practical dress. It weighs the merits of matrimony and the single life, with conclusions to surprise and cheer its readers. And for those still seeking to marry, the book offers a suggestion of Bridget Jones-style guile: "Appear as though you do not, but mind you do it sweetly."

ISBN
9780712357814
By
HAYDN BROWN
Publisher
British Library
Publication Date
May 15, 2015
Binding
Hardcover
Item Condition
New