What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew From Fox

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew From Fox Hunting to Whist—the Facts of Daily Life in 19th Century England [PDF] ✪ What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew From Fox Hunting to Whist—the Facts of Daily Life in 19th Century England By Daniel Pool – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A delightful reader's companion; The New York Times to the great nineteenth century British novels of Austen Dickens Trollope the Brontës and this lively guide clarifies the sometimes bizarre maze of A delightful reader's companion; Austen Ate Kindle Õ The New York Times to the great nineteenth century British novels of Austen Dickens Trollope the Brontës and this lively guide clarifies the sometimes bizarre maze of rules and customs that governed life in Victorian EnglandFor anyone who has ever wondered whether a duke outranked an earl when to yell Tally Ho at a fox hunt or how one landed in debtor's prison; this book serves What Jane PDF or as an indispensable historical and literary resource Author Daniel Pool provides countless intriguing details did you know that the plums in Christmas plum pudding were actually raisins on the Church of England sex Parliament dinner parties country house visiting and a host of other aspects of nineteenth century English life—both upstairs and downstairsAn illuminating glossary gives at a glance the meaning and significance of terms ranging from ague to wainscoting the Jane Austen Ate ePUB ¹ specifics of the currency system and a lively host of other details and curiosities of the day.


10 thoughts on “What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew From Fox Hunting to Whist—the Facts of Daily Life in 19th Century England

  1. Charlotte Charlotte says:

    I'm astonished by how well the author knows the details of Victorian literature which aids greatly in contextualizing his explanations All in all a great overview also the Victorians sucked ASS


  2. matthew matthew says:

    i love shit like this nothing pleases me than to know the proper table setting for a victorian outdoor tea though you wouldn't know it to watch me eat regardless of that sadly this book which i read immediately before it did not help me understand what the damned peasants in the return of the native were saying and then spark notes ruined that work for me as detailed in my review thereof hardy might have been proud of that sentence tho' but that's all to the side if you want to address the proper maid should such an eventuality darkly fall upon you this is your a z


  3. Katie Lumsden Katie Lumsden says:

    Maybe 25 This book has a lot of useful and interesting information in but it's presented in a very dry way It reads like a textbook than anything else I also take slight issue with the amount of novels it spoils and the fact it fails to distinguish between words concepts and traditions that were 19th century or are simply British Overall a mixed bag


  4. ALLEN ALLEN says:

    A fun and informative book but occasionally a little disjointed Daniel Pool an American lawyer by training a lover of British novels by avocation really digs into the the customs s and behaviors of Nineteenth Century Englanders He illustrates his discussion of elaborate balls courting rituals stylish dress transportation education royalty and aristocracy city and country life and so much by referencing characters from period novels not only Jane Austen and Charles Dickens but also Anthony Trollope Thomas Hardy George Eliot and Thackeray's VANITY FAIR among others Great fun for students of history and lovers of literature as wellAnd that's not all the first portion of the book is followed by 120 pages of glossary with an eye to the archaic or obsolescent features of life that have modern readers scratching their heads why public schools mean almost the opposite of what they do in the USA horse and carriage terminology military slang those perplexing coinages of pre decimal currency gone forever job titles the menace of entailment and much


  5. Susan Susan says:

    It's not exactly everything one needs to know about nineteenth century England but it does a fine job at hitting upon most of the little knowledge gaps that can crop up for modern readers of Dickens Hardy Trollope Austen and their contemporaries Particularly devoted readers of such Brit Lit may be surprised at how many times they are struck with a sense of dawning clarity and realization as they peruse this book whether by the discovery of the name and rules of the card game Rawdon Crawley is so blasted good at the finer points of entail or the difference between a heath and a moor Don't expect any witty asides from Pool; he's far content to attend to the business of covering as many details as concisely as possible In the end this isn't such a bad thing as the book does do its job as a handy reader's companion


  6. Abigail Bok Abigail Bok says:

    This book is a broad survey of how life was led in England over the course of the nineteenth century It addresses both material and social arrangements with a few dips into economics and history As you might imagine from such a broad mandate it treats its many subjects shallowly; nevertheless it offers a wealth of detail that illuminates many confusing or half understood elements of British fiction This book is better dipped into as a reference source than read through from cover to cover When the chapters are read in order one finds certain bits of information recurring here and there and described in exactly the same terms than once It has an enormous glossary that will probably be the most useful part of the book for readers Writers of historical fiction set in nineteenth century England should take the time to read it all slowly and carefully; they will learn much that will rescue their stories from error


  7. Mary Lou Mary Lou says:

    This is an amazing resource for anyone who enjoys 19th century English literature I made a mistake by sitting down and trying to read it cover to cover well the first section at least not the wonderful glossary There is so much information packed in this book that reading it straight through is a bit overwhelming and no good for retention What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew is best kept close by on the coffee table ready to be called into service any time Dickens Austen Eliot Hardy or others mention something unfamiliar to the 21st century reader Whether it's determining the difference between a cabriolet and a curricle figuring out what's in all those puddings or learning what a hogshead is Pool has the answers


  8. David Eppenstein David Eppenstein says:

    Anyone that is interested in the classic 19th century British novels novels centered on 19th century British life or 19th century British history would be greatly assisted by possession of a copy of this little book It is a relatively short volume that reads like a combination almanac compendium of antiuated British manners social customs and protocols The author uses references to the classic novels of this era as a guide through life as it existed in the England of the 19th century from the ueen to the lowest level of British poverty Needless to say Jane Austen Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope are cited freuently It is an interesting and informative little book that I will probably hold on to because of my weakness for books on nautical adventures during the Age of Sail While it does focus on 19th century life I think it is also useful in explaining much of earlier British culture as well especially regarding the ranks and behavior of the nobility of England as that area of British life didn't seem to change a great deal until the 20th century Enjoy


  9. Linda Linda says:

    Covering the span of 19th century England the author shared bits and pieces of what life would have been like if you lived back then All I knew is that as a woman I very much appreciate living now Pretty much if you were not a member of the peerage andor royalty you had a difficult life And even then nobility had a very controlled life; many things were expected of them No wonder it was so easy to fall out with the tonWater roads sewerage and the air were for the most part deplorable if you lived in London It was important to remember that technology was very different coal was the driving force for most of the era with all its dirtiness The plus side was most clothes were organic and they were easy to repair and hand down There was no chemically processed synthetic fibers PVC or Styrofoam to fill up landfillsI shuttered to think of what was dumped directly into the Thames Streets were scavenged for cigar butts and some of the poor collected dog mass or 'pure' as it was called and then sold it to tanyards who used it in processing the morocco and leather for the kid gloves worn by the upper crust at fancy operas and balls Cholera reared its head periodically because of the unsanitary conditions I mention this but I know that New York Paris and other large cities had just as many problems during the nineteenth centuryThe author covered the law postal system orphans and the difference in treatment of women over time I learned that if you were a female it was rougher on you in Victorian times than the earlier part of the centuryCountry life a gentleman's home and what was to be expected women's clothing and the private world made for some very interesting reading The author referred to all classes of peopleThis book was a glimpse of England during a rapid time of change Sometimes sad and even very depressing it was still interesting As a big fan of historical romances from this era I will probably be critical as to the accuracy of what authors write On a positive note I appreciate all the time and research that goes into creating fiction


  10. Gail Gail says:

    Sooowanna know who's who in the hierarchy of the Anglican church you need this if you read Trollope my little sweetie? Would ya like to learn all those card games they played way back when people actually faced one another IN PERSON when playing a game? Care about old food fashion and social customs? Then this is the book for you A great browser for when nothing suits and all is vile in litrachuah I just loved this and wish I still had my copy


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