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Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England : how our ancestors lived two centuries ago

Author: Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins
Publisher: London : Abacus, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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BRITISH & IRISH HISTORY: C 1700 TO C 1900. Jane Austen, arguably the greatest novelist of the English language, lived from 1775 to 1817. Her fiction focuses on the gentry and aristocracy, and her heroines are young women looking for love. Yet the comfortable, tranquil country that she brilliantly devised is a complete contrast to the England in which she actually lived. For twenty-nine of Jane Austen's forty-one  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins
ISBN: 9780349138602 0349138605
OCLC Number: 872703917
Notes: Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2013.
Description: xxvi, 422 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Wedding bells --
Breeding --
Toddler to teenager --
Home and hearth --
Fashions and filth --
Sermons and superstitions --
Wealth and work --
Leisure and pleasure --
On the move --
Dark deeds --
Medicine men --
Last words.
Responsibility: Roy and Lesley Adkins.

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A revealing, spirited and fascinating account of what life was really like in Jane Austen's England.  Read more...

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Scholarly but accessible . . . a must for anyone who wants a peek under Mr Darcy's wet shirt * Daily Mail *

 
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