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Every young lady dreams of a life spent exchanging witty asides with a dashing Mr. Darcy, but how should you let him know your intentions? Seek counsel from this charming guide to Jane Austen’s world. Its step-by-step instructions reveal the practicalities of life in Regency England, including sensible advice on:

     •  How to behave at your first ball

     •  How to ride sidesaddle

     •  How to decline an unwanted marriage proposal

     •  How to improve your estate

     •  How to throw a dinner party

—and much more. Offering readers a glimpse into day-to-day life in Jane Austen’s time, The Jane Austen Handbook is the perfect companion for fans of her novels and their film adaptations, complete with detailed information on love among the social classes, currency, dress, and nuances of graceful living.

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Jane Austen published her first novel in 1811, but today she's more popular than ever. Film adaptations of her books are nominated for Academy Awards. Chick lit bestsellers are based on her plots. And a new biopic of Austen herself Becoming Jane arrives in theaters this spring.

For all those readers who dream about living in Regency England, The Jane Austen Handbook offers step-by-step instructions for proper comportment in the early nineteenth century. You'll discover:

How to Become an Accomplished Lady

How to Run a Great House

How to Indicate Interest in a Gentleman Without Seeming Forward

How to Throw a Dinner Party

How to Choose and Buy Clothing

Full of practical directions for navigating the travails of Regency life, this charming illustrated book also serves as a companion for present-day readers, explaining the English class system, currency, dress, and the nuances of graceful living.

Synopsis:

For those readers who dream about living in Regency England, this witty literary handbook offers step-by-step instructions for personal conduct in the 19th century. This charming illustrated guide also decodes the English class system, dress, and nuances of Austen's era.

About the Author

MARGARET C. SULLIVAN is the editrix of Austenblog.com. She lives in Philadelphia.

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Laura Meehan, December 7, 2008 (view all comments by Laura Meehan)
I loved reading this book! It was so interesting, and sometimes pretty funny. It sheds a lot of light on what is going on in Austen's books--all those subtleties that we just don't pick up on, because we don't know why someone was insulted, or why their friends were shocked. For anyone who is interested in any kind of literature from this era, I highly recommend this book, even if he or she is not Jane Austen's number one fan.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594741715
Author:
Sullivan, Margaret
Publisher:
Quirk Books
Illustrator:
Rathke, Kathryn
Author:
Sullivan, Margaret C.
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
Design - Book
Subject:
History
Subject:
England
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
England Social life and customs.
Subject:
Personal & Practical Guides
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 2-COLOR
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.92 x 4.9 x 1 in .82 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Jane Austen published her first novel in 1811, but today she's more popular than ever. Film adaptations of her books are nominated for Academy Awards. Chick lit bestsellers are based on her plots. And a new biopic of Austen herself Becoming Jane arrives in theaters this spring.

For all those readers who dream about living in Regency England, The Jane Austen Handbook offers step-by-step instructions for proper comportment in the early nineteenth century. You'll discover:

How to Become an Accomplished Lady

How to Run a Great House

How to Indicate Interest in a Gentleman Without Seeming Forward

How to Throw a Dinner Party

How to Choose and Buy Clothing

Full of practical directions for navigating the travails of Regency life, this charming illustrated book also serves as a companion for present-day readers, explaining the English class system, currency, dress, and the nuances of graceful living.

"Synopsis" by , For those readers who dream about living in Regency England, this witty literary handbook offers step-by-step instructions for personal conduct in the 19th century. This charming illustrated guide also decodes the English class system, dress, and nuances of Austen's era.
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