Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune: How Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen's England.
This necessary history explores what the Bennets would have faced if, rather than five daughters, they had five sons. In the age of one son wins all, how did younger sons succeed? Muir follows younger brothers through various avenues open to them - church, medicine, law, banking, Navy, Army, India. Austen's brothers offer an ideal jumping off point. Gain deeper understanding of her male characters. Yale University Press. 2019. Hb, Dj. NEW. $33.00