Silhouette of a Victorian lady
British Literature

The Sociopolitical Milieu of Jane Austen

September 10, 2022

War, strife, revolutionary ideals, political upheaval—such were the times when JaneAusten was writing. Changes in social structure and beliefs had a significant impact on her life and works. […]

a portrait of Jane Austen
British Literature

Jane Austen and the French Revolution

September 9, 2022

Jane Austen lived during the turbulent political times that saw the French Revolution. Wartime bears its markings on not just her and her family’s lives, but also on her writings. […]

Sketch of Jane Austen
British Literature

Jane Austen and the Dedication to the Prince Regent

August 28, 2022

While there are claims that Austen focused her stories on ‘the aristocracy’, her books actually provide little mention of them. In her finished works of fiction, she rarely acknowledges the existence of royalty. […]

A Regency woman in a gown and coat, sitting and writing a note.
British Literature

Leisure Activities in Jane Austen’s Era

August 16, 2022

During Austen’s time, leisure activities included social visits and balls. Visits ensured that connections were maintained. The etiquette for visits was simple compared to the complicated etiquette for behavior at balls and dances. […]

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