What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist-the Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist-the Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England

Daniel Pool


for each annoyed reader of the nice nineteenth-century English novels of Austen, Trollope, Dickens, or the Brontës who has ever puzzled even if a duke outranked an earl, whilst to yell "Tally Ho!" at a fox hunt, or how one landed in "debtor's prison," here's a "delightful reader's better half that lighting up the literary dark" (The big apple Times).
This interesting, energetic consultant clarifies the occasionally strange maze of ideas, laws, and customs that ruled daily life in Victorian England. writer Daniel Pool offers numerous fascinating info (did you recognize that the "plums" in Christmas plum pudding have been really raisins?) at the Church of britain, intercourse, Parliament, dinner events, nation condo vacationing, and a bunch of different points of nineteenth-century English existence -- either "upstairs" and "downstairs."
An illuminating thesaurus provides at a look the which means and value of phrases starting from "ague" to "wainscoting," the specifics of the foreign money approach, and a full of life host of different information and curiosities of the day.

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