Dandysme

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Der Dandy im frühen 19. Jahrhundert

Das Buch Der Dandy im frühen 19. Jahrhundert. Begegnungen und Beobachtungen in England, Frankreich und Nordamerika lädt zu einer Spurensuche an den Anfängen des Dandytums ein, lange bevor Autoren wie Balzac, Barbey d’Aurevilly oder Baudelaire den Dandy theoretisch sezierten....

Le billet doux. Paris et ses modes, 1821 0

Hot Weather

The Dandies complain much of the hot weather; they say it prevents the whiskers sticking to their cheeks. They complain also that it makes their stays uncomfortable.  Source: „Chit Chat“, The Kaleidoscope, or, Literary and...

almack's revisited 0

The dandy as villain: Alfred Milton

“Almack’s Revisited” (1828) is one of the fashionable novels, also known as Silver Fork Novels, that abounded in the late 1820s. It was written by Charles White (1793–1861), the author of several novels, a history...

Caroline Norton, Detail of Maria-Louisa Phipps (née Campbell), Samuel Rogers, Caroline, Lady Stirling-Maxwell, by Frank Stone, circa 1845, National Portrait Gallery, London: NPG 1916 0

The Dandies’ Rout

During the hight of the dandymania, ca. 1818-1820, “a description of works, which, for want of a more appropriate generic term, we may designate Dandy Books, was in high popularity with nursery students” (“Living Literary...

Well-Known Bond Street Loungers, 1820, from Reminiscences of Captain Gronow by Joseph Grego 0

Being cool like a dandy

Philosophically speaking, the dandy probably comes closest to the stoic. He is cool, reserved, unmovable, and spots a dry wit. Brummell has become famous for his cool, sober remarks. Barbey d’Aurevilly defined the theory...

Gérard Fontassard: Le Divan, Aujourd'hui, Journal des Ridicules, July 1839 0

Die Kunst des Tabakkonsums

Dem Dandy an sich werden viele Laster nachgesagt. Eines ist der Tabakkonsum, ob als Zigarette, Zigarre oder in Form von Schnupftabak. Manche Dandys führten ganze Sammlungen von Schnupftabakdosen und nutzten, so wird zumindest kolportiert,...