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How accurate were Jane Austen’s depictions of life in England? Was marriage really the only ambition for women at that time? Were all men as dominant and powerful as Sir Thomas Bertram in Mansfield Park? What was it like to live in a society governed by strict codes of etiquette and conduct? How did men and women of the "gentler classes" relate to each other? Was London really as corrupt and immoral a place as suggested in Mansfield Park? Was country life really as insular as it is depicted in Emma? This book features chapters on London, Bath, Cheltenham, Winchester, Steventon, Chawton, Portsmouth, Southampton, Lyme Regis, Brighton and Worthing together with the grand country houses, such as Godmersham House, The Vyne and Stoneleigh Abbey which inspired Austen’s fictional houses. Helen Amy opens a window onto this fascinating period of history examining the places and material culture of the times.
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: History, Literary Criticism
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Helen Amy
Street Date: May 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-8799
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