University of Virginia Press, 2009, first edition. Braunschneider, Teresa. Hardback, condition: used very good++. Dj not price clipped, damp stain on inner surface not visible on outside. Red cloth boards, gold lettering. Binding tight, pages clean and bright. This book surveys stage comedies, periodical essays, satirical poems, popular songs, and didactic novels to show that the early coquette is a figure of capacious desire: she finds pleasure in a wide range of choices, refusing to narrow any field of possibilities (admirers, luxury goods, friends, pets, public gatherings) down to a single option. Whereas scholars of the period have generally read the coquette as a simple and self-evident type, this book emphasizes what is strange and surprising about these figures, revealing the coquette to be a touchstone in developing discourses about sexuality, consumerism, empire, and modernity itself.