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At the Mercy of Their ClothesModernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture$
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Celia Marshik

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231175043

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231175043.001.0001

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At the Mercy of Their Clothes

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Celia Marshik

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DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231175043.003.0001

The commodity becomes our uncanny double, evermore vital as we are evermore inert.

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Readers of modernist fiction find few characters more marginalized and abject than Mrs. Dalloway’s Doris Kilman. Highly educated and deeply religious, the all-but-unloved and-unlovable woman tutors Richard and Clarissa Dalloway’s daughter, Elizabeth, and “year in year out” wears “a green mackintosh coat.”...

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