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The Resource Eavesdropping on Jane Austens England : how our ancestors lived two centuries ago, by Roy & Lesley Adkins

Eavesdropping on Jane Austens England : how our ancestors lived two centuries ago, by Roy & Lesley Adkins

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Eavesdropping on Jane Austens England : how our ancestors lived two centuries ago
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Eavesdropping on Jane Austens England
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how our ancestors lived two centuries ago
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by Roy & Lesley Adkins
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How our ancestors lived two centuries ago
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eng
Summary
Jane Austen, arguably the greatest novelist of the English language, lived from 1775 to 1817. Her fiction focuses on the gentry and aristocracy, and her heroines are young women looking for love. Yet the comfortable, tranquil country that she brilliantly devised is a complete contrast to the England in which she actually lived. For twenty-nine of Jane Austen's forty-one years, the country was embroiled in war. These were troubled times, with disturbing changes in industry and agriculture and a constant dread of invasion. The loss of America was followed by terrifying revolution in neighbouring France, provoking fears that the sporadic unrest and rioting in England might lead to wholesale insurrection and the overthrow of the ruling classes. This book explores the real England of that time. Drawing on a rich array of contemporary sources, including diaries, personal letters, newspapers and trial proceedings, the authors vividly portray fascinating aspects of the daily lives of ordinary people. From forced marriages and the sale of wives in marketplaces to boys and girls working down mines or as chimney sweeps, this book eavesdrops on the daily chore of fetching water, the horror of ghosts and witches, Saint Monday, bull baiting, sedan chairs, highwaymen, the stench of corpses swinging on roadside gibbets and the horrors of surgery without anaesthetics
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Adkins, Roy
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942.073
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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Adkins, Lesley
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  • England
  • England
  • England
  • Great Britain
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Eavesdropping on Jane Austens England : how our ancestors lived two centuries ago, by Roy & Lesley Adkins
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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000051381216
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 422 p. [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781408703960
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(hbk.)
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ill.
Label
Eavesdropping on Jane Austens England : how our ancestors lived two centuries ago, by Roy & Lesley Adkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051381216
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 422 p. [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781408703960
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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