Jane Austen's England

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Viking,
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[2013]
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A cultural snapshot of everyday life in the world of Jane Austen Jane Austen, arguably the greatest novelist of the English language, wrote brilliantly about the gentry and aristocracy of two centuries ago in her accounts of young women looking for love. Jane Austen's England explores the customs and culture of the real England of her everyday existence depicted in her classic novels as well as those by Byron, Keats, and Shelley. Drawing upon a rich array of contemporary sources, including many previously unpublished manuscripts, diaries, and personal letters, Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly portray the daily lives of ordinary people, discussing topics as diverse as birth, marriage,  religion, sexual practices, hygiene, highwaymen, and superstitions. From chores like fetching water to healing with  medicinal leeches, from selling wives in the marketplace to buying smuggled gin, from the hardships faced by young boys and girls in the mines to the familiar sight of corpses swinging on gibbets, Jane Austen's England offers an authoritative and gripping account that is sometimes humorous, often shocking, but always entertaining.
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subject_facet Austen, Jane, -- 1775-1817, England -- In literature, England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century, England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century, English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain, HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century, HISTORY / Social History, Literature and history -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century, Literature and society -- England -- History -- 19th century, Nonfiction, Setting (Literature)
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