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Comfort in the Eighteenth-Century Country House


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Introduction Part 1: Physical and Social Comfort: The Materiality of the Country House 1. Convenience and Privacy: The Architecture of Comfort 2. Warmth and Light: Technologies of Comfort 3. Comfortable Rooms: Sociability and the "Modern Living Room" Part 2: Emotional Comfort: Feelings, Letters and Home 4. Cleanliness and Godliness: Comforts of the Body and Mind 5. Family and Friends: Comfort, Consolation and Correspondence 6. Home Comforts: Objects and Memories. Conclusions: House and Home

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Jon Stobart is Professor of History at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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