A Dance with Jane Austen: How a Novelist and Her Characters Went to the Ball (BOK)
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Jane Austen loved to put on her satin slippers with shoe-roses, her white gloves and muslin gown, and go off for an evening of fun at the Basingstoke assemblies. The Bennet girls share their creator's delight and go off joyfully to dance, and of course to meet future husbands. Drawing on contemporary accounts and illustrations, and a close reading of the novels as well as Austen's correspondence, Susannah Fullerton takes the reader through all the stages of a Regency Ball as Jane Austen and her characters would have known it. Her subjects learn their steps, dress in readiness, find transport to convey them to a ball, choose between public and private balls, worry over a shortage of men, prefer a cotillion to a quadrille, talk and flirt with their partners, sustain themselves with supper, fall in love, and then go home to talk it all over at the end.
|Antall sider||160||Dimensjoner||16,8cm x 21,5cm x 2cm|
|Vekt||567 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Cultural studies, Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , Biography: literary|