What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew | Sanjeeda Hossain

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew | Sanjeeda Hossain

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew
Sanjeeda Hossain

The novel was the most significant literary genre during 19th-century England. English novels of this period document social history from the perspective of the novelists. These novels also present disparities among genders, classes, and environments; these function as a driving force behind their characters’ formation. The aristocrats enjoying remarkable achievements in the fields of science and education and, their negligence and injustice towards the underprivileged were the major issues dealt in them. However, bizarre customs and regulations, set by the powerful upon the weak, often breed insurmountable questions in readers’ minds. Therefore, in order to fully comprehend the setting and background of 19th-century English novels, Daniel Pool’s What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist – the Facts of Daily Life in 19th-Century England serves as an essential guide for readers who are familiar with these novels but unfamiliar with the etiquettes, customs, and aspects of 19th century English society, marred by class division. In addition to that, it provides insights to the everyday struggles of characters that populate this world and their triumph over the socioeconomical discrepancies and divergence. 

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Published in 2017

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