Literature and Dance in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Jane Austen to the New Woman.
Dance was critical to social life and courtship, and had its own symbolic rituals (as Henry Tilney so aptly expresses). This study of the way authors such as Austen, Thackeray, Eliot and Trollope used dance in their novels is enhanced by 19th c. dance manuals and other materials. Cambridge University Press. Paper. NEW. $35.00