Jane Austen at Home

A Biography

Author: Lucy Worsley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473632218

Category: History

Page: 400

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'This is my kind of history: carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party - or the parsonage.' Antonia Fraser 'A refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity.' Amanda Foreman Lucy Worsley 'is a great scene-setter for this tale of triumph and heartbreak.' Sunday Times On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the rooms from which our best-loved novelist quietly changed the world. This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the places and spaces that mattered to her. It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms, but a life that was often a painful struggle. Jane famously lived a 'life without incident', but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley reveals a passionate woman who fought for her freedom. A woman who far from being a lonely spinster in fact had at least five marriage prospects, but who in the end refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.
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At Home with Jane Austen

Author: Kim Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711235465

Category: Country life

Page: 144

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Explore the homes which shaped our best-loved novelist. Jane Austen is among the most widely read and beloved authors in English literature. Her novels vividly depict the society and world in which she lived with humour and sharp social commentary. Jane’s own life and emotional experiences, deeply influenced by where she lived in southern England and her travels to other parts of the country, are reflected in her works and in the importance of house and home to her characters. With newly commissioned photographs of Chawton House and Steventon Church and village in Hampshire, and a wide range of contemporary illustration, Kim Wilson explores the homes which shaped this best-loved novelist, bringing to life the domestic settings of her great works.
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Jane Austen's Card Games - 11 Classic Card Games And 3 Supper Menus From The Novels And Letters Of Jane Austen

Author: Jo Ann Staples

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608423507

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 182

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Card playing was a favorite pastime for many of Jane Austen's characters. Jane Bennet and Charles Bingley bonded over vingt-un, Mr. Woodhouse entertained Mrs. Goddard with piquet, and Fanny Price dealt the cribbage cards for Lady Bertram. There are ten card games mentioned by name in Jane Austen's novels and an eleventh, brag, was so enjoyed by her brother's family at Godmersham that she wrote a comic poem about it in one of her letters to Cassandra. An evening card party often involved "a little bit of hot supper" like the one Mrs. Philips promised her nieces and the Meryton officers in Pride and Prejudice. Complete instructions for the 11 Jane Austen card games are included in this book, along with three supper menus based on period recipes for dishes mentioned in the novels and letters. Chapters on the history of card playing and the evolution of supper in English country life provide background and context.
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Cultural Institutions of the Novel

Author: Deidre Lynch,William Beatty Warner

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822318439

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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The story of the development of the novel—its origin, rise, and increasing popularity as a narrative form in an ever-expanding range of geographic and cultural sites—is familiar and, according to the contributors to this volume, severely limited. In a far-reaching blend of comparative literature and transnational cultural studies, this collection shifts the study of the novel away from a consideration of what makes a particular narrative a novel to a consideration of how novels function and what cultural work they perform—from what novels are, to what they do. The essays in Cultural Institutions of the Novel find new ways to analyze how a genre notorious for its aesthetic unruliness has become institutionalized—defined, legitimated, and equipped with a canon. With a particular focus on the status of novels as commodities, their mediation of national cultures, and their role in transnational exchange, these pieces range from the seventeenth century to the present and examine the forms and histories of the novel in England, Nigeria, Japan, France, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. Works by Jane Austen, Natsume Sôseki, Gabriel García Márquez, Buchi Emecheta, and Toni Morrison are among those explored as Cultural Institutions of the Novel investigates how theories of “the” novel and disputes about which narratives count as novels shape social struggles and are implicated in contests over cultural identity and authority. Challenging the notion that the novel is a Western franchise, examining the ways that novels navigate between cultures, and offering new ways to think about novels, this is a pivotal and indispensable volume for student, scholar, and teacher alike. Contributors. Susan Z. Andrade, Lauren Berlant, Homer Brown, Michelle Burnham, James A. Fujii, Nancy Glazener, Dane Johnson, Lisa Lowe, Deidre Lynch, Jann Matlock, Dorothea von Mücke, Bridget Orr, Clifford Siskin, Katie Trumpener, William B. Warner
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Queen Victoria

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow

Author: Lucy Worsley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473651409

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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'A wonderfully fresh, vivid and engaging portrait.' Jane Ridley, author of Bertie: A Life of Edward VII 'Has much of the abundant charm of its author.' Spectator 'The glory of this book is in the details.' The Times 'Worsley's command of the material and elegant writing style make this a must-read.' Publisher's Weekly ******************************* Who was Queen Victoria? A little old lady, potato-like in appearance, dressed in everlasting black? She was also a passionate young princess who loved dancing. And there is also a third Victoria, the brilliant queen, one who invented a new role for the monarchy. Victoria found a way of ruling when people were deeply uncomfortable with having a woman on the throne. Her image as a conventional daughter, wife and widow concealed the reality of a talented, instinctive politician. Her actions, if not her words, reveal that she was tearing up the rules on how to be female. But the price of this was deep personal pain. By looking in detail at twenty-four days of her life, through diaries, letters and more, we meet Queen Victoria up-close and personal. Living with her from hour to hour, we can see and celebrate the contradictions that make up British history's most recognisable woman.
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Uses of Austen

Jane's Afterlives

Author: G. Dow,C. Hanson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271744

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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This book focuses on how Austen's life and work is being re-framed and re-imagined in 20th and 21st century literature and culture. Tracing the connections between Modernist Austen in the early C20th and feminist and post-feminist appropriations in the later C20th, it examines how Austen emerged as a complex point of reference on the global stage.
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Sanditon

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442941847

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Set in 19th-century England, this engrossing novel satirizes the pretentiousness and duplicity in relationships. Austen's death did not allow her to complete this entertaining piece and it was later finished by another writer.
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Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486139182

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Here is quite simply the most handsome edition of one of the finest and most popular novels of all time. It features a cloth binding, full-color dust wrapper, handsome typography, and more than 100 illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225563

Category: England

Page: 1440

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Jane Austen is without question, one of England's most enduring and skilled novelists. With her wit, social precision, and unerring ability to create some of literature's most charismatic and believable heroines, she mesmerises her readers as much today as when her novels were first published. Whether it is her sharp, ironic gaze at the Gothic genre invoked by the adventures of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey; the diffident and much put-upon Fanny Price struggling to cope with her emotions in Mansfield Park; her delightfully paced comedy of manners and the machinations of the sisters Elinor and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility; the quiet strength of Anne Elliot in Persuasion succeeding in a world designed to subjugate her very existence; and Emma - 'a heroine whom no one but myself will like' teased Austen - yet another irresistible character on fire with imagination and foresight. Indeed not unlike her renowned creator. Jane Austen is as sure-footed in her steps through society's whirlpools of convention and prosaic mores as she is in her sometimes restrained but ever precise and enduring prose.
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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

A Book-to-Table Classic

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593113187

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

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Puffin Plated: A Book-to-Table Reading Experience A deluxe, full-color hardback edition of the perennial Jane Austen classic featuring a selection of recipes for tea-time treats by the one and only Martha Stewart! Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever edition of a classic novel, featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chefs. In this edition of Jane Austen's regency classic Pride and Prejudice, plan a fancy tea party or book club gathering with recipes for sweet confections and pastries. From maple glazed scones and delicate sugar and spice cake, to berry tartlets and French macaroons. Bring your friends and family together with a good meal and a good book! Book includes full, unabridged text of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, interspersed with recipes, food photography, and special food artwork.
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