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Bound to Please: A History of the Victorian Corset (Dress, Body, Culture) Paperback – 18 Oct 2001

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Berg 3PL; 2nd ed. edition (18 Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185973510X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859735107
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.7 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 629,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"In this engaging latest book in the Dress, Body, Culture series, Summers carefully exposes the corset's dual role in Victorian culture."--"Publishers Weekly"

""Bound to Please" is an absorbing and illuminating book, and will be of great interest not just to fashion historians but to all readers interested in the everyday lives of women in Victorian Britain and North America."--"Feminist Review"

"It's a thrilling story and Summers tells it well."--"London Review of Books"

"Summers delivers the classic feminist denunciation of the corset - that instrument of over-bearing patriarchy. [This book is] a concentrated piece of independent scholarship."--"Dress "


In this engaging latest book in the Dress, Body, Culture series, Summers carefully exposes the corset's dual role in Victorian culture. "Publishers Weekly"

"Bound to Please" is an absorbing and illuminating book, and will be of great interest not just to fashion historians but to all readers interested in the everyday lives of women in Victorian Britain and North America. "Feminist Review"

It's a thrilling story and Summers tells it well. "London Review of Books"

Summers delivers the classic feminist denunciation of the corset - that instrument of over-bearing patriarchy. [This book is] a concentrated piece of independent scholarship. "Dress""

"In this engaging latest book in the Dress, Body, Culture series, Summers carefully exposes the corset's dual role in Victorian culture." --Publishers Weekly

"Bound to Please is an absorbing and illuminating book, and will be of great interest not just to fashion historians but to all readers interested in the everyday lives of women in Victorian Britain and North America." --Feminist Review

"It's a thrilling story and Summers tells it well." --London Review of Books

"Summers delivers the classic feminist denunciation of the corset - that instrument of over-bearing patriarchy. [This book is] a concentrated piece of independent scholarship." --Dress

About the Author

Leigh Summers is at the University of New England and Senior Education Officer, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, Australia.


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