The Jane Austen Handbook:A Sensible Yet Elegant Guide to Her World
Ever find yourself asking, in a precarious social situation, What would Jane do? She published only six novels, but my what a huge impact Jane Austen continues to have after nearly 200 years. Her clear-eyed view into the manners and pretentions of the upper class set a tone that the British have been trying to live up to ever since. This slightly tongue-in-cheek guide offers helpful hints to anyone who might want to live in Jane's world; how to dress, how to manage the household staff, and how to marry off all of your daughters to the most incredibly rich and handsome men while seeming to be not the least bit intrusive. An essential tool for modern living.