Pleasures and Pastimes of the Bourgeoisie

PLEASURES AND PASTIMES OF THE BOURGEOISIE

Post-Revolution 1789
Fashion
~ Pre -revolution
~Sumptuarylaws
~Post-revolution

~Fashion in Les Mis


Restaurants
~Rise in Popularity
~Economic and Social Symbolism
~Representation in Les Mis

Gardens ~17th Century ~18th Century ~19th Century ~Versailles

Gambling ~Pre-Revolutionary ~Cafés & Cercles

Opéra & Theatre
~The Revolution
~Social Status
~Politics
~Les Misérables

Etiquette ~Promenade ~Dances ~Dinner ~Casinos and Salons

Bibliography ~Fashion ~Etiquette ~Restaurants ~Opéra ~Picture Bibliography

 

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After the Sumptuary Laws were taken off the books and the revolutionary fervor had dimmed the Bourgeoisie were finally free to imitate the nobility in any way they could afford. The image above conveys the post revolution phenomenon of the blurring of class distinction, at least in dress, because one could not absolutely identify this couple's class - are they Bourgeois or Aristocrats?