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Author Lane, Maggie, 1947-

Title Jane Austen and food / Maggie Lane
Published London : Hambledon Press, 1995


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 MELB  820.7 A9337 Z/Laja  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Domestic economy in Jane Austen's Life -- 2. Mealtimes, menus, manners -- 3. From white Soup to whipt syllabub -- 4. Greed and gender -- 5. The Sweets of housekeeping -- 6. Town and country hospitality -- 7. Food as symbol -- 8. The Significance of food in Emma
Summary In this original, lively and well-researched book, Maggie Lane not only offers a fresh perspective on the novels, but illuminates a fascinating period of food history, as England stood on the brink of urbanisation, middle-class luxury, and change in the role of women. Ranging over topics from greed and gender to mealtimes and manners, and drawing on the novels, letters and Austen family papers, she also discusses Jane Austen's own ambivalent attitude to the provision and enjoyment of food
Analysis English fiction
English fiction
Notes Bibliography: p176-177. _ Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [176]-177) and indexes
Subject Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Knowledge -- Home economics
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Knowledge -- Manners and customs
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Knowledge -- Social life and customs
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
Dinners and dining in literature.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 19th century -- Themes, motives.
English fiction -- 19th century -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Food habits in literature.
English fiction -- 19th century -- Women authors -- Themes, motives.
Food habits -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Food in literature.
Gastronomy in literature.
Home economics in literature.
Hospitality in literature.
Feeding Behavior -- history
Feeding Behavior -- history
LC no. 95005995
ISBN 1852851244 (acid-free paper)