Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Jane Austen lived in one of the most elegant periods in English History, a time when style was all. The author looks at her world, through the eyes of a country gentlewoman, how the gentry lived, dressed, dined, were entertained, and how they decorated and filled their houses. Part social history, part guide to furnishing and decoration, including a directory of where the furnishings, fashions, china and glassware of the period can be bought today. Wrapper now protected in clear acetate. With 177 illustrations 77 of which are in colour. Special photography by Hugh Palmer.
Lovers of Jane Austen will relish this volume, filled with colour and black & white images of country estates, period furnishing, accessories, costumes and other features of the 18th-early 19th Centuries. A valuable addition to the appreciation of Austen's writing, this book weaves biographical and socio-historical information together to enrich our understanding of the society in which the author lived. While not a recent work (publishing date 1990), Watkin's volume will be cherished by all who wish to immerse themselves in the refined world of 'Pride and Prejudice' and other classics.
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