Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England

Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England
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Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 448
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ISBN-10 : 9781405513647
ISBN-13 : 1405513640
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Book Synopsis Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England by : Lesley Adkins

Download or read book Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England written by Lesley Adkins and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England explores the real England of Jane Austen's lifetime. It was a troubled period, with disturbing changes in industry and agriculture and a constant dread of invasion and revolution. The comfortable, tranquil country of her fiction is a complete contrast to the England in which she actually lived. From forced marriages and the sale of wives in marketplaces to boys and girls working down mines or as chimney sweeps, this enthralling social history reveals how our ancestors worked, played and struggled to survive. Taking in the horror of ghosts and witches, bull baiting, highwaymen and the stench of corpses swinging on roadside gibbets, this book is a must-read for anyone wanting to discover the genuine story of Jane Austen's England and the background to her novels.


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