The Jane Austen Handbook

The Jane Austen Handbook

by Margaret C. Sullivan


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594745058
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 219,158
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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

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