The Real World of Jane Austen

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This volume sets out to illustrate in both words and pictures the physical world of the late-18th and early-19th centuries, as alluded to by Austen, so that readers can enjoy her novels with greater understanding and insight. Deidre Le Faye goes beyond the Hollywood fiction to explore the real physical and social environment that formed the backdrop to Austen's classics. Assisted by contemporary archive material, the author revisits the places familiar to Jane Austen in her lifetime, from the grand country houses to humble villager's cottages, from detailed information on the furnishings to the arrangements for the servants.

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Deirdre Le Faye is an expert on Jane Austen, and the author of several books about her, including the definitive factual biography Jane Austen: A Family Record for the British Library, and a completely new edition of Jane Austen's Letters (OUP).

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'Deidre Le Faye's Jane Austen's World will be useful to newcomers to Jane Austen and to old hands as well...the greatest triumph in this account of Austen's world is that it rescues Austen and her novels from the inflated visual world of Hollywood...Le Faye's meticulous scholarship brings us engaging evidence of the relationships of margin and centre that inform the world of Austen's fiction.' Professor Edward Copeland, Editor of CUP's Companion to Jane Austen

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