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The Early Victorian Conduct Books of Mrs. Ellis

エリス夫人著作集:ヴィクトリア朝初期の家庭生活指南書

全4巻 + 別冊解説:山口 みどり(大東文化大学教授)

ISBN 978-4-86340-064-1  ・  A5判  ・  c. 1520 pp.

定価 本体78,000円+税  2011年

19世紀前半のイギリス中流階級に強い影響力のあった女性向け指南書。産業発展に伴い力をつけてきた新興ブルジョワジー層の、家の内外での女性の あり方について議論を呼び起こすきっかけにもなった著作で、当時の「女性問題」の考察に極めて重要な資料です。

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Contents

Volume 1

 The Women of England: Their Social Duties and Domestic Habits (1839; 1843 ed.) 344 pp., 1 pl.

Characteristics of the Women of England • Influence of the Women of England • Modern Education • Dress and Manners • Conversation of the Women of England • Domestic Habits; Consideration and Kindness • Social Intercourse; Caprice; Affectation; Love of Admiration • Public Opinion; Pecuniary Resources; Integrity • Habits and Character; Intellectual Attainments; Employment of Time; Moral Courage; Right Balance of Mind

Volume 2

 The Daughters of England: Their Position in Society, Character, and Responsibilities (1842; 1843 ed.) 400 pp., 1 pl.

Important Inquiries • Economy of Time • Cleverness; Learning; Knowledge • Music, Painting, and Poetry • Taste, Tact, and Observation • Beauty, Health, and Temper • Society, Fashion, and Love of Distinction • Gratitude and Affection • Friendship and Flirtation • Love and Courtship • Selfishness, Vanity, Artifice, and Integrity • Dedication of Youth

Volume 3

 The Wives of England: Their Relative Duties, Domestic Influence, and Social Obligations (1843) 372 pp., 1 pl.

Thoughts before Marriage • The First Year of Married Life • Characteristics of Men • Behaviour to Husbands • Confidence and Truth • The Love of Married Life • Trials of Married Life • Position in Society • Domestic Management • Order, Justice, and Benevolence • Treatment of Servants and Dependents • Social Influence

Volume 4

 The Mothers of England: Their Influence and Responsibility (1843) 398 pp., 1 pl.

A Mother’s First Thoughts • Authority, Influence, and Example • The Use of a Mind • Elements of Character • Generosity and Affection • Individual and Social Happiness • Moral Courage and Worldly-Mindedness • General Duties of a Mother • Hints on Education • On the Training of Boys • On the Training of Girls • On Religious Influence