By Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins
A cultural picture of lifestyle on the earth of Jane Austen
Jane Austen, arguably the best novelist of the English language, wrote brilliantly in regards to the gentry and aristocracy of 2 centuries in the past in her bills of younger girls searching for love. Jane Austen’s England explores the customs and tradition of the true England of her daily lifestyles depicted in her vintage novels in addition to these by way of Byron, Keats, and Shelley. Drawing upon a wealthy array of up to date resources, together with many formerly unpublished manuscripts, diaries, and private letters, Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly painting the day-by-day lives of normal humans, discussing issues as assorted as delivery, marriage, faith, sexual practices, hygiene, highwaymen, and superstitions.
From chores like fetching water to therapeutic with medicinal leeches, from promoting better halves available to buy to purchasing smuggled gin, from the hardships confronted by means of younger girls and boys within the mines to the wide-spread sight of corpses swinging on gibbets, Jane Austen’s England offers an authoritative and gripping account that's occasionally funny, usually surprising, yet consistently pleasing.