What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew

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For anyone who has ever wondered whether a duke outranked an earl, when to yell “Tally Ho!” at a fox hunt, or how one landed in “debtor’s prison,” this book serves as an indispensable historical and literary resource. Author Daniel Pool provides countless intriguing details on the Church of England, sex, Parliament, dinner parties, country house visiting, and a host of other aspects of nineteenth-century English life—both “upstairs” and “downstairs.

Pages: 416

Pages: 416



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This is a “delightful reader’s companion” to the great nineteenth-century British novels of Austen, Dickens, Trollope, the Brontës, and more, this lively guide clarifies the sometimes bizarre maze of rules and customs that governed life in Victorian England.  An illuminating glossary gives at a glance the meaning and significance of terms ranging from “ague” to “wainscoting,” the specifics of the currency system, and a lively host of other details and curiosities of the day.

  • Lucerna Academy families: Use this for 3 weeks in Year 3 Honors Rhetoric History class.
  • Tapestry of Grace families: This is a replacement for the now out-of-print Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England and is read for 2 weeks.


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