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Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners by Josephine Ross
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Oct 10, 10

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Read in August, 2010

For those wishing to enter, or understand, the Authoress's social world as depicted in her novels, certain guiding rules may be of assistance.
How to refuse a proposal of marriage; who should lead off the dancing at a country-house ball; how to address someone correctly; what to wear for a morning walk... Today such social niceties are largely forgotten or ignored, but they underpin all of Jane Austen's timeless novels and are exp0lored and dealt with in this highly original book.
~~from the back cover
A slim volume, but probably very useful to the true Jane Austen addict. Of which I am not, only a bemused admirer. As such, I haven't read any Jane Austen for some time, nor watched any of the movies. Perhaps I should do and then read this book again -- I might find it to be more valuable than I noticed.
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