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A visitor's guide to Jane Austen's England

A visitor's guide to Jane Austen's England


by Sue Wilkes
30th October, 2014

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- Immerse yourself in the vanished world inhabited by Jane Austen and her contemporaries! Packed with detail, and anecdotes, this is an intimate exploration of how the middle and upper classes lived from 1775, the year of AustenÆs birth, to JaneÆs death in 1817. Sue Wilkes skilfully conjures up all aspects of daily life within the Regency period, drawing on contemporary diaries, illustrations, letters, novels, travel literature and archives. - - ò Were all unmarried affluent men really æin want of a wife?Æ - ò Did Mr Darcy seduce Elizabeth Bennet with the aid of a male corset? - ò Could ætaking the watersÆ at Bath and other spas kill or cure? - ò What hidden horrors lurked in elegant Regency houses? - Put on your dancing gloves and embrace a lost era of corsets and courtship! - -

Details & Specs

Author: Sue Wilkes


Publisher: Pen & Sword History


Format: Paperback


ISBN: 9781781592649


Publication Date: 30th October, 2014


Pages: 184


Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm


Notes: illustrations (black and white)


Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days


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