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Jane Austen's Regency Insights

From seaside resorts to servants, Jane Austen has left us a remarkable legacy in her descriptions of life in the Regency England that she knew. Her personal perceptions of that era, described in her novels and copious letters, provide the inspiration and framework for us to study some of the major themes and realities of life in England during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Learn about the well-established tradition of country house touring, along with the stately home interiors she saw; the importance of shops and fashion; the improvement of landscape gardens; and the popularity of theatre, from amateur to professional. Austen’s descriptions of these dimensions of life in Regency England will give us significant insight into the unique historical context in which she lived and worked.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A deeper understanding of Jane Austen’s work in its historical context
  • Familiarity with some of the key cultural themes and trends of life in Regency England

Ideal for

  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
  • Professionals who use critical thinking
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