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A fascinating collection of first-hand accounts of life in the time of Jane Austen (1775-1817), showing how social standing and etiquette were prime considerations of the period, and revealing the stark contrast between "upstairs" and "downstairs" and the lives of men and women.

With extracts from Jane Austen's novels, letters, biographies, memoirs and newspapers, including previously unpublished material held by The Jane Austen Society, British Library, Hampshire Record Office and Kent County Archives.

Note: This digital edition includes the ePub and PDF versions of the book.

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Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
August 10th, 2013
Whether it is the period (early 1800s) or the works of Jane Austen themselves which interest you, this is a fascinating glimpse of the life and times as depicted in her novels. It's wide-ranging, looking at customs and daily life as well as wide [...]
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File Last Updated:
April 03, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on April 21, 2013.