All Things Austen by Kirstin Olsen
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All Things Austen
By Kirstin Olsen

All Things Austen

An Encyclopedia of Austen's World

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Format: Hardback

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All Things Austen by Kirstin Olsen

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Following in the tradition of the critically acclaimed All Things Shakespeare (Greenwood, 2002), this similarly formatted encyclopedia takes readers from the works of Jane Austen into her world. More than 150 alphabetically arranged entries provide rich and fascinating historical details on the form and function of everyday and obscure objects that are mentioned in Austen's novels. Numerous illustrations accompany the lively and often humorous essays that bring these works of fiction to life. Students and devotees of Jane Austen will become familiar with what her characters ate, wore, and did for recreation. Well-researched information is presented about domestic items, the social scene, the workplace, the church, special events and rituals, and everyday customs that constituted life in Jane Austen's England. Readers can find citations of specific works by Austen, or they can look up terms or concepts. A bibliography arranged according to broad subjects lists major works for further reading. Teachers and students will find myriad uses for this reference, while the lively writing will appeal to general readers who want to gaze into Austen's world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780313330322
ISBN-10: 0313330328
Classification: Literature & literary studies
Format: Hardback (254mm x 178mm x 14mm)
Pages: 876
Imprint: Greenwood Press
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kirstin Olsen

KIRSTIN OLSEN is an independent author, who lives in California.

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