Wealth or Poverty? Jane Austen's Novels Explored

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Money is significant in Jane Austen's novels. Her characters worry about it, scheme for it and, of course, spend it. Money is not simply a way of placing people: it propels plots, adds drama and tells us much about an individual's nature and morals. Taking the novels as his starting point, Stephen Mahony looks at the wealth and social standing of Austen's characters in relation to the economic background of the day, giving us real insight into their aspirations and motivations. What did a servant earn? Just how poor was ...

Wealth or Poverty? Jane Austen's Novels Explored 2015, Robert Hale Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780719814396

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