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: Not yet available

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