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Jane Austen's Admiration for Maria Edgeworth

This month, we’ve really enjoyed reading and discussing The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth. Neither of us had read the Anglo-Irish writer before, but we’d long heard of her as an influence on Jane Austen. 358 more words

Female Literary Friendship

On Re-Reading Jane Austen's EMMA

As we mentioned in our last post of 2015, one of our readers, Sarah Emsley, offered us the perfect opportunity to re-read Jane Austen’s novel, … 261 more words

Female Literary Friendship

Children of CRECS: Contesting Childhood in the Romantic Era, 7 Dec 2015

The study of childhood has long been crucial to interdisciplinary study of the Romantic period. Historians of the family have pinpointed the eighteenth century as crucial for the emergence of our modern understanding of the concept, from Philippe Ariés’ controversial claim that the very idea of childhood developed in Western Europe only around this time to Lawrence Stone’s equally fiercely contested account of the ‘closed domesticated nuclear family’. 344 more words

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Regency Personalities Series-Catherine Wellesley Duchess of Wellington

Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables. … 891 more words

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Castle Rackrent, by Maria Edgeworth

Castle Rackrent is a very short novel: I read the whole thing on the plane coming back from Queensland today.  It’s a satire first published in 1800, by Anglo-Irish author Maria Edgeworth, and it rates a place in… 478 more words

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Wafer Etiquette

Earlier this week, I described the humble wafer– a dry paste disk that provided a quick and easy alternative to sealing wax. With two different methods for sealing letters available, how would a letter writer choose between them in Jane Austen’s era? 1,542 more words

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