Bates, Stephen.


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Bates read history at Oxford, worked as a journalist, and is now a full-time author. In this work he takes us through a single year, recording the emormous changes that took hold in Britain at that time. Lives of poor, working class, and rich & famous are illuminated, as well as social and political changes. Many authors are discussed, including Austen and other women writers. This is a great way to immerse oneself in Austen's world just as she was at the height of her powers, with Emma in production and work on Persuasion beginning. Illustrated, with bibliography and index. Head of Zeus Ltd, London. 2015. Hb, Dj. NEW. $12.00