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What Jane Austen ate and Charles Dickens knew : from fox hunting to whist : the facts of daily life in nineteenth-century England

Author: Daniel Pool
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays provide a view of British life during the nineteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Jane Austen; Charles Dickens; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Charles Dickens; Jane Austen; Charles Dickens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Pool
ISBN: 0671793373 9780671793371
OCLC Number: 27430252
Description: 416 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Basics. Currency. The Calendar. Hogsheads and Drams: English Measurement. England. London --
The Public World. Precedence: Of Bishops, Barristers, and Baronets. The Titled. How to Address Your Betters. Esq., Gent., K.C.B., etc. Status: Gentlemen and Lesser Folk. Society. Society and "The Season" Basic Etiquette. How to Address the Nontitled. "May I Have This Dance?" The Rules of Whist and Other Card Games. Calling Cards and Calls. The Major Rituals. Presentation at Court. The Dinner Party. The Ball. The Country House Visit. Money. Being Wealthy. Entail and Protecting the Estate. Bankruptcy, Debt, and Moneylending. Power and the Establishment. The Government. Britannia Rules the Waves. The Army. The Church of England. Oxford and Cambridge. Schools. "The Law Is a Ass" Lawyers. Crime and Punishment --
Transition. The Horse. Please, James, the Coach. The Railroad. The Mail --
The Country. Life on the Farm. The Midlands, Wessex, and Yorkshire. Who's Who in the Country. Shire and Shire Alike: Local Government in Britain. "The Theory and System of Fox Hunting" Vermin, Poachers, and Keepers. Fairs and Markets --
The Private World. "Reader, I Married Him" Sex. An Englishman's Home. Houses with Names. Furniture. Lighting. How the English Kept Clean. "Please, Sir, I Want Some More." Pudding! Tea. Drink and the Evils Thereof. Women's Clothing. Men's Clothing. Servants. The Governess. A Taxonomy of Maids. Victorian Recycling --
The Grim World. The Orphan. Occupations. Apprentices. The Workhouse. Disease. Doctors. Death and Other Grave Matters
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