The Jane Austen Handbook

A Sensible Yet Elegant Guide to Her World

By Sullivan, Margaret Walker

Publishers Summary:
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.

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ISBN
978-1-59474-171-5
Publisher
Quirk Books


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2007

Adult/High School "What Would Jane Do?" No need to guess if teens have this handbook at their side. They will easily navigate the ins and outs of how genteel folk were expected to act in Regency society. Sullivan explains Austen's world and the everyday activities of its inhabitants with a gentle humor that makes their actions clear and, sometimes, even fun. Some of the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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