What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist-the Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England
By Daniel Pool
For each pissed off reader of the nice nineteenth-century English novels of Austen, Trollope, Dickens, or the Brontës who has ever questioned even if a duke outranked an earl, while to yell "Tally Ho!" at a fox hunt, or how one landed in "debtor's prison," here's a "delightful reader's spouse that lighting fixtures up the literary dark" (The big apple Times).
This interesting, energetic consultant clarifies the occasionally extraordinary maze of principles, laws, and customs that ruled lifestyle in Victorian England. writer Daniel Pool presents numerous fascinating information (did you recognize that the "plums" in Christmas plum pudding have been truly raisins?) at the Church of britain, intercourse, Parliament, dinner events, nation condominium vacationing, and a number of alternative features of nineteenth-century English existence -- either "upstairs" and "downstairs."
An illuminating thesaurus supplies at a look the which means and value of phrases starting from "ague" to "wainscoting," the specifics of the forex method, and a full of life host of different info and curiosities of the day.