Jane Austen's England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency PeriodsPenguin Books #ad - Drawing upon a rich array of contemporary sources, and personal letters, Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly portray the daily lives of ordinary people, hygiene, highwaymen, marriage, religion, including many previously unpublished manuscripts, sexual practices, discussing topics as diverse as birth, diaries, and superstitions.
An authoritative account of everyday life in regency england, arguably the greatest novelist of the English language, the backdrop of Austen’s beloved novels, from the authors of the forthcoming Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History March 2018 Jane Austen, wrote brilliantly about the gentry and aristocracy of two centuries ago in her accounts of young women looking for love.
Jane Austen's England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods #ad - From chores like fetching water to healing with medicinal leeches, often shocking, Jane Austen’s England offers an authoritative and gripping account that is sometimes humorous, from the hardships faced by young boys and girls in the mines to the familiar sight of corpses swinging on gibbets, from selling wives in the marketplace to buying smuggled gin, but always entertaining.
. 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.
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist-the Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century EnglandTouchstone #ad - A “delightful reader’s companion” the new york times to the great nineteenth-century British novels of Austen, and more, the Brontës, Trollope, Dickens, this lively guide clarifies the sometimes bizarre maze of rules and customs that governed life in Victorian England. For anyone who has ever wondered whether a duke outranked an earl, or how one landed in “debtor’s prison, when to yell “Tally Ho!” at a fox hunt, ” this book serves as an indispensable historical and literary resource.
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist-the Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England #ad - An illuminating glossary gives at a glance the meaning and significance of terms ranging from “ague” to “wainscoting, ” the specifics of the currency system, and a lively host of other details and curiosities of the day. Author daniel pool provides countless intriguing details did you know that the “plums” in Christmas plum pudding were actually raisins? on the Church of England, Parliament, sex, dinner parties, country house visiting, and a host of other aspects of nineteenth-century English life—both “upstairs” and “downstairs.
Georgette Heyer's Regency WorldSourcebooks #ad - An invaluable guide to the world of the bon ton. As much fun to read as heyer's own novels, and meticulously researched, beautifully illustrated, Jennifer Kloester's essential guide brings the world of the Regency to life for Heyer fans and Jane Austen fans alike. From the fascinating slang, danced, to the shocking real life scandals of the day, the elegant fashions, and flirted, drank, the precise ways the bon ton ate, Georgette Heyer's Regency World takes you behind the scenes of Heyer's captivating novels.
Georgette Heyer's Regency World #ad - A heyer lover writing for Heyer fans. Times literary supplement Immerse yourself in the resplendent glow of Regency England and the world of Georgette Heyer. The definitive guide for all fans of Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen, informative, and the glittering Regency period "Detailed, impressively researched.
No lover of georgette Heyer's novels should be without it. Katie fforde "splendidly entertaining" -Publishers Weekly "Meticulously researched yet splendidly entertaining, Kloester's comprehensive guide to the world of upper-class regency England is a must-have. Publishers Weekly Starred Review.
Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners: Compliments, Charades & Horrible BlundersBloomsbury USA #ad - Bennet to do so. Even as he uttered "Tis an etiquette I despise. An indispensable gift for any austen fan, this beautiful book will prove irresistible to anyone wishing to go back in time to the atmosphere of their favorite Austen novels. The resulting and tender correspondence between the two serves as the foundation for this instructional book.
Josephine ross has written a number of books including, most recently, Jane Austen: A Companion, published in England by Austen's original publisher John Murray. Jane austen's guide to good manners is a light-hearted, insightful handbook written as if intended for her original Regency Era readers, and illustrated throughout with beautiful watercolors.
Etiquette and social behavior of the early 1800s come to life in lovely chapters teaching one on how to pay and return formal "calls, " how to properly refuse a proposal of marriage, who should lead off the dancing at a country-house ball, and what to wear for a morning walk. Bennet of pride and prejudice couldn't call alone on her new, rich, bachelor neighbor and had to force the reluctant Mr.
Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners: Compliments, Charades & Horrible Blunders #ad - Jane austen used these daily customs and niceties to brilliantly illuminate the cloistered world of high society women in her timeless novels. When anna, jane austen's young niece, sent her a novel for ""literary comment, " Jane loved everything about it, except its utter disregard for the manners of the day.
Now with this delightful handbook of correct social behavior, readers will learn just why Mrs. Henrietta webb is the co-creator of Bad Hair.
Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen Shire Library Book 583Shire Publications #ad - Sarah jane downing explores the fashion revolution and the innovation that inspired a flood of fashions taking influence from far afield. It was an era of contradiction immortalised by jane Austen, who adeptly used the new-found diversity of fashion to enliven her characters: Wickham's military splendour; Mr Darcy's understated elegance; and Miss Tilney's romantic fixation with white muslin.
The broader regency period 1795 to 1820, stands alone as an incredible moment in fashion history, unlike anything that went before it. For the first time england became a fashion influence, and became the toast of Paris, especially for menswear, as court dress became secondary to the season-by-season flux of fashion as we know it today.
The Regency Years: During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes ModernW. W. Norton & Company #ad - The arts flourished at this time with a showcase of extraordinary writers and painters such as Jane Austen, the Shelleys, John Constable, Lord Byron, and J. Exploring these crosscurrents, Robert Morrison illuminates the profound ways this period shaped and indelibly marked the modern world. W. The regency 1811–1820 began when the profligate prince of Wales—the future king George IV—replaced his insane father, George III, as Britain’s ruler.
Around the regent surged a society steeped in contrasts: evangelicalism and hedonism, elegance and brutality, exuberance and despair. Science burgeoned during this decade, too, giving us the steam locomotive and the blueprint for the modern computer. Yet the dark side of the era was visible in poverty, slavery, opium, pornography, and the gothic imaginings that birthed the novel Frankenstein.
The Regency Years: During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern #ad - Turner. M. With the british military in foreign lands, fighting the Napoleonic Wars in Europe and the War of 1812 in the United States, the desire for empire and an expanding colonial enterprise gained unstoppable momentum. A surprising and lively history of an overlooked era that brought the modern world of art, culture, and science decisively into view.
The victorians are often credited with ushering in our current era, yet the seeds of change were planted in the years before.
Georgian & Regency Houses Explained England's Living HistoryCountryside Books #ad - The book is divided into three sections. It explains how and why they were built, laid out and designed; how they appeared inside and who owned them. Using his own drawings, diagrams and photographs, author Trevor Yorke explains all aspects of the Georgian and Regency house and provides a comprehensive guide for those who are renovating, tracing the history of their own home or simply interested in houses of this notable period.
A georgian or regency house conjures up a distinct and much admired image. The final section contains a quick reference guide with notes on dating houses, suggestions for further reading, a glossary of unfamiliar terms and details of places to visit. The first outlines the history of the period, structure and design, which affected how houses were planned and built, explains the development, and describes the plans, materials and construction.
Georgian & Regency Houses Explained England's Living History #ad - Elegance, refinement and beautiful proportions have made this period an inspiration for later architects and a popular choice for today's house buyer. Whether it is the grand, symmetrical facades embellished with classical motifs or elegant terraces arranged around spacious communal gardens, this easy to understand guide looks behind the distinctive public face of houses dating from 1714 to 1830
The second steps inside and looks at the different rooms and their fittings, what they were used for and how they would have appeared.
A Jane Austen Christmas: Regency Christmas Traditions Jane Austen Regency Life Book 1White Soup Press #ad - Festivities centered on socializing instead of gift-giving. Packed with information and rich with detail from period authors, Maria Grace transports the reader to a longed-for old fashioned Christmas. Non-fiction. Going back just a little further, to the beginning of the 19th century, the holiday Jane Austen knew would have looked distinctly odd to modern sensibilities.
How odd? families rarely decorated Christmas trees. Many christmas traditions and images of ‘old fashioned’ holidays are based on Victorian celebrations. Festivities focused on adults, with children largely consigned to the nursery. Holiday events, parties, including balls, dinners, and even weddings celebrations, started a week before Advent and extended all the way through to Twelfth Night in January.
A Jane Austen Christmas: Regency Christmas Traditions Jane Austen Regency Life Book 1 #ad - Take a step into history with maria Grace as she explores the traditions, celebrations, games and foods that made up Christmastide in Jane Austen's era.
What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles SolvedBloomsbury Press #ad - Readers will discover when austen's characters had their meals and what shops they went to; how vicars got good livings; and how wealth was inherited. Asking and answering some very specific questions about what goes on in her novels, he reveals the inner workings of their greatness. In twenty short chapters, each of which explores a question prompted by Austens novels, Mullan illuminates the themes that matter most in her beloved fiction.
What matters in jane austen? illuminates the rituals and conventions of her fictional world in order to reveal her technical virtuosity and daring as a novelist. Which important austen characters never speak? is there any sex in austen? what do the characters call one another, and why? What are the right and wrong ways to propose marriage? In What Matters in Jane Austen?, John Mullan shows that we can best appreciate Austen's brilliance by looking at the intriguing quirks and intricacies of her fiction.
What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved #ad - It uses telling passages from austen's letters and details from her own life to explain episodes in her novels: readers will find out, what novels she read, for example, how much money she had to live on, and what she saw at the theater. Written with flair and based on a lifetime's study, What Matters in Jane Austen? will allow readers to appreciate Jane Austen's work in greater depth than ever before.