Jane Austen and Leisure

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 1 iul. 1998 - 376 pagini
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Jane Austen's novels portray a leisured society of gentlemen and ladies who do not need to work. Even the minority of clergymen, soldiers and sailors - men with professions - are almost never seen working. Jane Austen herself, despite responsibility for some domestic tasks, wrote as a woman of leisure. Yet leisure, the distinguishing mark of a gentleman, was not meant to be an excuse for idleness. The proper use of leisure to fulfil duties, to read and to think, and above all to pursue social relations in a world where family and marriage for the propertied was of central importance, was a vital test of character.

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Excellent survey of the activities of middle and upper class England in the time of Jane Austen. Very well tied into references in her work, but has a wider outlook as well. Written in an easygoing but scholarly style. Citește recenzia completă

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1 Society
1
2 Pleasure Resorts
23
3 Needlework and Art
65
4 Outdoor Pursuits
89
5 Music
115
6 Dancing
145
7 Books
175
8 Theatricals
235
9 Toys and Games
261
10 Verses Riddles and Puzzles
277
Notes
303
Bibliography
331
Index
339
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David Selwyn is the author of Jane Austen and Leisure and the editor of Jane Austen Collected Poems and verse of the Austen Family, The Complete Poems of James Austen, Fugitive Pieces: The poems of James Edward Austen-Leigh and, with Maggie Lane, Jane Austen: A Celebration. He is Chairman of the Jane Austen Society. As well as editing the journal of the Jane Austen Society, he has contributed to the new Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen for CUP, and also to the forthcoming second edition of the Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen.

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