As a research source, it will be valuable.
This delightful book is highly recommended to fans of the Jane Austen novels and those looking for some social insight into the world of Georgian and Regency England.
LeFaye skillfully weaves together pieces of biography, history, and plot to create a fascinating Austen portrait.
WOW An outstanding insight of the era Also written for the general public not just scholarsPublished 1 month ago by M. Benyishai
A very detailed book. Most excellent for people starting to learn about Jane or for the full out Janite fan!Published 3 months ago by Desert_Wind
This is a wonderful book, and easy to read, plus contains a lot of pertinent historical information as well as information about Jane and her writing. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Myrna Esluer
Like many, I am Austen obsessed...so I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Historical information was so interesting, especially explanations of family life back then!! Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by J. M. Caminati
If you have questions about why things were happening or what events colored Austen's work this is a book for you. Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by S. Schaffer
Society and its mores were vastly different two hundred years ago. Behavior that would be accepted without an eye blink today, such as Captain Wentworth writing to Anne Elliott, a... Read morePublished on December 16, 2010 by Sophy0075
A longtime fan of Jane Austen's novels I really enjoyed this book as a supplemental for information about the culture, politics and era that the novels take place in. Read morePublished on December 4, 2010 by Amazon Customer
I've just dipped into this and find it both informative and easy to read last thing at night. As a research source, it will be valuable.Published on June 9, 2008 by Frances Kuffel