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The Jane Austen Handbook: Proper Life Skills from Regency England
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A Jane Austen companion, offering a guide to living, love among the social classes, dress, and the practicalities of life in Regency England
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Well-bred young ladies must acquire a store of accomplishments that are of no practical use and are, therefore, quite attractive to gentlemen.
Mansfield Park, she wrote that Shakespeare "is a part of an Englishman's constitution"; today, Jane Austen is herself a cultural icon, and part of the constitution of Janeites everywhere. (Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
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