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Jane Austen and the Literary Foremothers, Part V: A subversive tradition

Jane Austen and the Literary Foremothers, Part V: A subversive tradition

Following the theory drawn up by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar in The Madwoman in the Attic, many of our posts related to...

Posted: May 18th 2015

The Private Life of Georgian Men

The Private Life of Georgian Men

‘A man once asked me [...] how I managed in my books to write such natural conversation between men when they were by...

Posted: May 18th 2015

Georgian Men’s Fashion

Georgian Men’s Fashion

In our last post on the private life of Georgian men, we quoted Amanda Vickery’s statement that ‘the home was not the first...

Posted: May 18th 2015

Slavery during the Regency period

Slavery during the Regency period

The social scope of Jane Austen’s novels rarely seems to extend beyond the small provincial societies she sketches so astutely: the focus is...

Posted: May 18th 2015

The Georgian Clergy

The Georgian Clergy

In each of Jane Austen’s novels, a large part is given to at least one clergyman – often as a respected member of...

Posted: May 18th 2015

Men’s education in the Regency period

Men’s education in the Regency period

Tom Brown’s Schooldays became an instant bestseller after its publication in 1857, appealing to a generation of nostalgic early- to mid-Victorians bewildered by...

Posted: May 18th 2015

Regency cosmetics

Regency cosmetics

There are many ways in which the Regency period makes a curious and sometimes uncomfortable transition between the decadent Georgian period and the...

Posted: May 18th 2015

Jane Austen’s mysterious early death?

Jane Austen’s mysterious early death?

Many Janeites still mourn Jane Austen’s mysterious early death which cut short her all-too-brief writing career at the age of 41. In the...

Posted: May 18th 2015

Georgian-era Tea

Georgian-era Tea

‘The Georgians Revealed’, the current keynote exhibition at the British Library, opens with a somewhat overwhelming scene-setting collage to introduce the visitor to...

Posted: May 18th 2015

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