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Jane Austen and the Regency: Beyond the Books

Finding meaning in Jane

For anyone interested in Jane Austen, her writing and the Regency there is an enormous pool of sources and information out there, so much that it can seem a little overwhelming. Here you will find a few examples resources that take a deeper dive into understanding why and how just six books written by a "spinster" over 200 years ago have managed to capture the hearts and minds of generations, including sources also look at the literary value and voice in  Austen's work and what she had to say about women and men, sex, marriage, money and love.

Also here is a brief lists of people and terms connected to Jane Austen and the Regency.     

Reading Jane

Names and Terms to Know

  • Lord Byron
  • Mary and Percy Shelly 
  • Prince George, later King George IV
  • The Enclosure Act 
  • The Romantic Movement   
  • The Battle of Waterloo

Reading Jane

Jane's Two Pence

“I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.”  - Jane Austen in a letter to her sister.