Elite Metropolitan Culture, Women, and Greater London in Charlotte Smith's Emmeline and Celestina

  title={Elite Metropolitan Culture, Women, and Greater London in Charlotte Smith's Emmeline and Celestina},
  author={Kate Scarth},
  journal={European Romantic Review},
  pages={627 - 648}
  • Kate Scarth
  • Published 5 August 2014
  • History
  • European Romantic Review
This article posits elite metropolitan culture centred on London's West End as a significant force shaping Romantic-period suburbs. It furthermore explores the experiences that elite women – from the affluent middling ranks, the gentry, and the nobility – had of suburban homes. I consider three key types of suburban: West End relationships characterized, respectively, by transplantation of the beau monde to the suburbs, middling-rank emulation of fashion, and retreat from the West End. I… 
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