By Stephanie Laurens
Unique book: 1997
Antonia Mannering refused to develop into an outdated maid!
She was once a tender girl with plans, and Lord Philip Ruthven performed a wide half in them. even though the early life pals had no longer noticeable each other in years, she was once completely acutely aware that Philip had no loss of lady companionship. yet he had by no means married, and it was once excessive time he did. If she may well turn out to him that she was once in a position to operating his domestic and wouldn't shame him in society, Antonia used to be definite he may suggest a comfy association. yet by no means had she anticipated that their hearts might one way or the other locate their method into the bargain!
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But whereas Fanny Price, like Anne ignored and held in low esteem by family members, is perfectly poised to be rescued by love, in fact Anne is barely a Cinderella figure, and not only because she is wellborn, of a better social rank than even the heroine of Emma. In fact, Anne Elliot has more in common with Charlotte Brontȵ舗s Victorian heroine Jane Eyre in that she seems at first distinctly ineligible for the role of a beloved, appearing to the world as apparently unlovable and without much physical charm.
1798Poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth publish The Lyrical Ballads. 1801Jane舗s father, the Reverend George Austen, retires, and with the Napoleonic Wars looming in the background of British consciousness, he and his wife and two daughters leave the quiet country life of Steventon for the bustling, fashionable town of Bath. 1803Austen receives her first publication offer for her novel 舠Susan,舡 but the manuscript is subsequently returned by the publisher; it will later be revised and released as Northanger Abbey.
The social life of the family was extensive and complicated, with a wide-ranging network of kin and intimates to visit and entertain and gossip about, yet the picture of stable rural society most people associate with Jane Austen was not true even then. The Austens socialized most with people like themselves, the new professional class of people with some money and education but no ancestral land, who tended to mobility, renting or buying this property or that, moving from town to city and back again, changing dwellings with professions and very often driven away by debt.
A Comfortable Wife (Regencies, Book 8; Lester Family Saga, Book 4) by Stephanie Laurens