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    • A Jane Austen Christmas: Regency Christmas Traditions

    • Jane Austen Regency Life, Book 1
    • By: Maria Grace
    • Narrated by: Barry Shannon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Many Christmas traditions and images of "old fashioned" holidays are based on Victorian celebrations. Going back just a little further, to the beginning of the 19th century, the holiday Jane Austen knew would have looked distinctly odd to modern sensibilities. Take a step into history with Maria Grace as she explores the traditions, celebrations, games and foods that made up Christmastide in Jane Austen's era. Packed with information and rich with detail from period authors, Maria Grace transports the listener to a longed-for old fashioned Christmas.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
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    • By JM Saenz on 06-15-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Jane Austen at Home

    • By: Lucy Worsley
    • Narrated by: Ruth Redman, Lucy Worsley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the world in which our best-loved novelist lived. This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her and the way in which home is used in her novels to mean both a place of pleasure and a prison. It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms; in fact her life was often a painful struggle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative

    • By RueRue on 05-22-17

    Regular price: $26.64

    • The Regency Years

    • During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern
    • By: Robert Morrison
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Victorians are often credited with ushering in our current era, yet the seeds of change were planted in the years before. The Regency (1811-1820) began when the profligate Prince of Wales - the future King George IV - replaced his insane father, George III, as Britain's ruler. Around the regent surged a society steeped in contrasts: evangelicalism and hedonism, elegance and brutality, exuberance and despair. The arts flourished at this time with a showcase of extraordinary writers and painters such as Jane Austen, Lord Byron, the Shelleys, John Constable, and J. M. W. Turner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Overview of Neglected Historical Period

    • By Casey E.R. Sanders on 06-04-19
    • During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern
    • By: Robert Morrison
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 04-30-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99