Ladies’ Magazines of the Regency Period

In this presentation, Candice will explore what a woman of the Regency, like Jane Austen, would have read to keep abreast of social and political news, fashion, literature, and theatre. The most popular magazines of the day — including the Lady’s Magazine, Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, La Belle Assemblée, the Lady’s Monthly Museum, the Gallery of Fashion, and Le Beau Monde — will be discussed in terms of packaging, circulation numbers, content (including prints), editorial direction, and more.

Candice’s Powerpoint presentation includes lots of images of covers, titles pages, tables of contents, advertisements, fashion plates and other prints, and more. Copies of many of the magazines, both bound volumes and individual monthly issues in their original covers (such as the one shown here from La Belle Assemblée of July 1817) will be on hand for attendees to examine.