Jane Austen and Leisure.
Austen's novels portray a leisured society of gentlemen and ladies who do not need to work. The proper use of leisure, where family and marriage for the propertied was of central importance, was a vital test of character. Topics of music, dancing, seaside resorts, books, theatricals, needlework, and more. 50 pgs notes. 18 illustrations in plates and more dispersed throughout the text. Selwyn was the editor of the Jane Austen Society annual report. Blue cloth, gilt print on spine. Beautiful jacket in protective cover. Digitally reprinted in 2004 from the 1999 edition. Almost like new. The Hambledon Press. London and Rio Grande. Hb, Dj. USED. $50.00