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- DescriptionMoney is significant in Jane Austen's vels. Her characters worry about it, scheme for it and, of course, spend it. Money is t simply a way of placing people: it propels plots, adds drama and tells us much about an individual's nature and morals. Taking the vels as his starting point, Stephen Mahony looks at the wealth and social standing of Austen's characters in relation to the ecomic background of the day, giving us real insight into their aspirations and motivations. What did a servant earn? Just how poor was Miss Bates? What were the pay and conditions of a midshipman like William Price? What would it cost to house, clothe and feed the entire Bennet family? And how much would Elizabeth Bennet need to live comfortably if she hadn't married Darcy? The result is a revealing account of Austen, her characters and the England in which they lived.
- Author BiographyStephen Mahony read Modern History at Oxford before a thirty-year career in finance. Besides writing six books on financial subjects, he has written for the newsletter of the Jane Austen Society (UK) and for Regency World magazine. He lives in Dorset.
- Author(s)Stephen Mahony
- PublisherThe Crowood Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/10/2015
- SubjectFiction Companions
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintRobert Hale Ltd
- Weight590 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine30 mm
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