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Author Pool, Daniel.

Title What Jane Austen ate and Charles Dickens knew : from fox hunting to whist : the facts of daily life in nineteenth-century England / Daniel Pool
Edition First Touchstone edition
Published New York : Simon & Schuster, [1993]


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Description 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents The Basics. Currency. The Calendar. Hogsheads and Drams: English Measurement. England. London -- The Public World. Precedence: Of Bishops, Barristers, and Baronets. The Titled. How to Address Your Betters. Esq., Gent., K.C.B., etc. Status: Gentlemen and Lesser Folk. Society. Society and "The Season" Basic Etiquette. How to Address the Nontitled. "May I Have This Dance?" The Rules of Whist and Other Card Games. Calling Cards and Calls. The Major Rituals. Presentation at Court. The Dinner Party. The Ball. The Country House Visit. Money. Being Wealthy. Entail and Protecting the Estate. Bankruptcy, Debt, and Moneylending. Power and the Establishment. The Government. Britannia Rules the Waves. The Army. The Church of England. Oxford and Cambridge. Schools. "The Law Is a Ass" Lawyers. Crime and Punishment -- Transition. The Horse. Please, James, the Coach. The Railroad. The Mail -- The Country. Life on the Farm. The Midlands, Wessex, and Yorkshire. Who's Who in the Country
Shire and Shire Alike: Local Government in Britain. "The Theory and System of Fox Hunting" Vermin, Poachers, and Keepers. Fairs and Markets -- The Private World. "Reader, I Married Him" Sex. An Englishman's Home. Houses with Names. Furniture. Lighting. How the English Kept Clean. "Please, Sir, I Want Some More." Pudding! Tea. Drink and the Evils Thereof. Women's Clothing. Men's Clothing. Servants. The Governess. A Taxonomy of Maids. Victorian Recycling -- The Grim World. The Orphan. Occupations. Apprentices. The Workhouse. Disease. Doctors. Death and Other Grave Matters
Summary Essays provide a view of British life during the nineteenth century
Analysis English literature History, 1837-1918
English literature History, 1837-1918
English literature History, 1837-1918
Notes A Touchstone book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [395]-403) and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Biography.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Contemporary England
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Knowledge -- England
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Contemporary England
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Knowledge -- England
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Manners and customs in literature.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
LC no. 93016240
ISBN 0671793373
0671882368 (paperback)