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Course Guide ~ LIT 334 / Jane Austen: Text & Film

Introduction

Below is a selection of books in circulation during the decades around 1800. Austen would likely  have been familiar with most of these titles, though she did not (of course) always share the opinions of the authors.

Education & Manners

  • Chapone, Hester. Letters on the Improvement of the Mind, Addressed to a Young Lady. 2 vols. 7th ed. London: J. Walter, 1778. [First published in 1773]
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  • Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope. Lord Chesterfield's Advice to His Son, on Men and Manners: Or, a New System of Education. Leghorn: J. Gamba, 1815. [First published in 1774]
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  • Fordyce, James. Sermons to Young Women. 3rd American from the 12th London ed. Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1809. [First published in 1766]
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  • The Lady's Pocket Library. Containing 1. Miss More's Essays 2. Dr. Gregory's Legacy to His Daughters 3. Rudiments of Taste, by the Countess of Carlisle 4. Mrs. Chapone's Letter on the Government of the Temper 5. Swift's Letter to a Young Lady Newly Married 6. Moore's Fables for the Female Sex. 4th American ed. Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1809.
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  • More, Hannah. Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education. 2 vols. 2nd ed. London: T. Cadell, Jr. and W. Davies, 1799.
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  • Wollstonecraft, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Dublin: James Moore, 1793.
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Entertainment

  • Hoyle, Edmond. The New Hoyle: Containing Easy Rules for Playing the Games of. . . . London: G. Walker, 1817.
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  • Strutt, Joseph. Sports and Pastimes of the People of England. . . . 2nd ed. London: White, 1810.
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  • Wilson, Thomas. An Analysis of Country Dancing. . . . 4th ed. London: T. Craft, 1822.
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Fashion

  • Mirror of the Graces; or the English Lady's Costume. . . . London: B. Crosby, 1811.
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  • The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics (1812-1815)
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  • Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c. (1816-1824)
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Geography

  • Board of Agriculture [Great Britain]. General View of the Agriculture of the County of ... Drawn up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement.. 75 vols. London, 1795-1817.
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  • Hughson, David. London; Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis and Its Neighbourhood. . . . 6 vols. London: J. Stratford, 1805.
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  • The Strangers' Assistant & Guide to Bath. . . . Bath: Printed for W. Taylor and A. Tennent, 1773.
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  • A Vision of Britain Through Time. Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System. University of Portsmouth. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk

Household

  • Adams, Samuel and Sarah Adams. The Complete Servant. London: Knight and Lacey, 1825.
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  • Carter, Susannah. The Frugal Housewife: Or, Complete Woman Cook. Revised and corrected edition. Philadelphia: James Carey, 1796.
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  • Collingwood, Francis. The Universal Cook, and City and Country Housekeeper. 4th ed. London: Scatcherd and Letterman, 1806.
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  • Millington, Charles. The Housekeeper's Domestic Library; or, New Universal Family Instructor in Practical Economy. London: M. Jones, 1805.
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  • Rundell, Maria. A New System of Domestic Cookery. . . . New corrected ed. London: John Murray, 1808.
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Landscape & Architecture

  • Gilpin, William. Observations, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1772, on Several Parts of England: Particularly the Mountains, and Lakes of Cumberland, and Westmoreland . 2 vol. 2nd ed. London: R. Blamire, 1788. [First published in 1786]
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  • Hope, Thomas. Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, Executed from Designs. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807.
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  • Repton, Humphry. The Art of Landscape Gardening. Edited by John Nolen. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1907. [Republication of Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening (1795), and Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening (1803)]
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  • Walpole, Horace. "The History of the Modern Taste in Gardening." In Anecdotes of Painting in England. . . . Vol 4. 3rd ed. London: J. Dodsley, 1782.
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  • Whatley, Thomas. Observations on Modern Gardening. 2nd ed. London: T. Payne, 1770.
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Medicine

  • Ball, John. The Female Physician: Or, Every Woman Her Own Doctress. London: L. Davis, 1770.
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  • Leake, John. Medical Instructions Towards the Prevention, and Cure of Chronic or Slow Diseases Peculiar to Women. London: R. Baldwin, 1777.
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  • Parkinson, James. The Villagers' Friend and Physician. Republished [with some alterations] in The Town and Country Friend and Physician. . . . Philadelphia: James Humphreys, 1803.
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  • Parr, Bartholomew. The London Medical Dictionary. . . . London: J. Johnson, 1809.
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