I Hope I Don't Intrude

I Hope I Don't Intrude

Privacy and Its Dilemmas in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Hardback366pp Illustrated

9780198725039     Product Code: 225393


David Vincent's study takes its title from the catchphrase of the eponymous hero of Paul Pry, a hugely successful play first staged in London in 1825. The book tackles the complex subject of privacy in 19th-century Britain by examining the way in which the tropes, language and imagery of the play resonated through society and reveals contemporary concerns with secrecy, intimacy and the evolution of public and private spheres.

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