The Jane Austen Handbook

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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
   ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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“A valuable companion to Austen's novels.”—School Library Journal

“This informative and gently amusing book explains (Austen) in easily digestible sections, and is equally of use to the Austen neophyte and the Austen fan.”—Chicago Tribune

“What a boon to any Jane Austen fan! It is great fun to read.”—Portland Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594745058
  • Publisher: Quirk Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 201,760
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

MARGARET C. SULLIVAN is the editrix of Austenblog.com. She lives in Philadelphia.
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    Posted December 3, 2011

    Great gift for Austen fans

    Bought this for my friend for her birthday. I can't attest to how good the content is, since I didn't read it. But the book is very nice and looked like a fun read. Needless to say, my friend loved it!

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