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What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist-The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century Enland
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Touchstone Books
Publication date April 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780671882365
ISBN-10 0671882368
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
Offering a vivid picture, organized by subject area, of what nineteenth-century English life was really like, a one-of-a-kind reference casts an illuminating light on the era's manners, morals, and institutions. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A “delightful reader’s companion” (The New York Times) 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.

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 (did you know that the “plums” in Christmas plum pudding were actually raisins?) 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.

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.

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Reprint edition from Touchstone Books (April 1, 1994)
9780671882365 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Essays provide a view of British life during the nineteenth century
from Simon & Schuster (April 1, 1994)
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