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Jane Austen: A Biography

By Karli Hall (appearing as Elizabeth Bennet in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, at Steventon Rectory in Hampshire, the seventh child of a country clergyman and his wife, George and Cassandra Austen, both … Continue reading

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Letter Writing in Jane Austen’s Time

Adapted by Anne Flinders, dramaturg, from Vic Sanborn Much of the communication between characters in Pride and Prejudice happens in letters. In fact, it is suspected by some scholars that First Impressions, Jane Austen’s first draft of Pride and  Prejudice, was … Continue reading

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The Education of Upper Class Young Men

By Austin Jensen (appearing as Charles Bingley in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) As England was and continues to be a class-conscious society, education was built on social lines, and even the public schools were divided into castes, with certain schools … Continue reading

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Married to Money: Dowries in Victorian England

 By Allyson Thaxton (appearing as Georgiana Darcy in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) A dowry, or marriage portion, is a process whereby parental property is distributed to a daughter at her marriage rather than at the holder’s death. In England, failure … Continue reading

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Education of Upper-Class Women in Regency Era

By Kristin Perkins (appearing as Caroline Bingley in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) A Changing Educational Belief System: In many ways the early 19th century was a time of changing values in education particularly for women. There were four distinct traditions … Continue reading

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Entailment of Property in Early 19th Century England

By Marvin Payne (appearing as Mr. Bennet in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) [Most of this is edited from something John Hopfner wrote in a post to pemberley.com on 22 September 1996. My intrusions will appear in brackets. After apologizing for … Continue reading

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The Structure and Social Function of Assemblies, Balls, Parties, and Dances.

By Cosette Hatch (appearing as Kitty Bennet in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) Following the fall of the Ancient Regime in 1789, social dancing became more natural and egalitarian.  Both clothing and dancing became less elaborate and restrictive as the rigid … Continue reading

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