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What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew by Daniel Pool
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Aug 23, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction, history
Read from August 23, 2011 to May 28, 2014 — I own a copy

This is an extremely informative and very well written book discussing live in 19th century England. The book goes out of its way to describe things in today's terms, even while discussing antique concepts. This is a wonderful book if you enjoy reading Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, anything by the Bronte sisters, etc. In addition to the discussions in the first half of the book, in the second half, the glossary, there are provided modern-day definitions to antique terms and words that have either changed in meaning or are no longer commonly used.

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