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Jane Austen's England / Roy and Lesley Adkins.

Adkins, Roy (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780670785841 (hbk.) :
  • ISBN: 0670785849 (hbk.)
  • Description: xxvi, 422 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2013.

Available copies

Current holds

1 current hold with 9 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 942.07/Adkins (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW DA 533 .A35 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 942.07 ADKINS 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) 942.07 adkins (Text to phone) In transit -
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus New Books DA533 .A35 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 02/24/2014
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 942.07ADKINS (Text to phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Lower Level 942.07 ADK (Text to phone) Available -
Swampscott Lower Level 942.07 Ad (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor) 942.07 Adkins (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-398) and index.
Contents Note: Know your place -- Wedding bells -- Breeding -- Toddler to teenager -- Home and hearth -- Fashions and filth -- Sermons and superstitions -- Wealth and work -- Leisure and pleasure -- On the move -- Dark deeds -- Medicine men -- Last words -- Weights and measures.
Summary: Jane Austen's work offers a vivid depiction of rural life in late Georgian and Regency England, its country balls and ivy-covered vicarages, its social hierarchies and its anxieties about property and income. Yet the milieu Austen depicted is only one aspect of her era. For 29 of her 41 years the country was embroiled in war. Dramatic changes in industry and agriculture were transforming the country's physical and social landscape. This book offers a new view of her world in a wide-ranging and detailed social history of English life in the early nineteenth century, from weddings to childbearing, from education to fashion, from labor to leisure and finally to the rituals of death.--From publisher description.
Adkins, Lesley, author. (Added Author).

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