Tag Archives: Historical Contexts

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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Vocational Options for Men

By Matt Krantz (appearing in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice as George Wickham) A host of 19th century occupations have passed into oblivion, owing to changes in taste, scientific advances, social customs and the like. Naturally, the rich were not inclined to work … Continue reading

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Probable Illnesses and Popular Treatment Options in the 19th Century

By Becky Maskell (appearing in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice as Anne de Bourgh) “In The Healthy Body and Victorian Culture, Bruce Haley asserts that the Victorians were concerned with health over almost all, if not all, other issues.” -Laurelyn Douglas Early Victorian ideas of … Continue reading

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The Anglican Clergy in Jane Austen’s Novels

By Jacob Swain (appearing as Mr. Collins in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) The clergy occupy an essential place in Jane Austen’s work, even more than the Royal Navy, because Jane Austen’s father himself was a clergyman, as were her brother … Continue reading

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Courtship and Marriage in the Regency Period

By Laura Wardle (appearing as Mrs. Bennet in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice) “Sir James Martin had been drawn in by that young lady to pay her some attention; and as he is a man of fortune, it was easy to … Continue reading

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The Education of Jane and Cassandra Austen

By Pearl Corry (appearing in BYU’s Pride and Prejudice as Mary Bennet) According to Linda Robinson Walker of the Jane Austen Society of North America, “the Austen daughters’ schooling has been the indigestible lump in the cheerful family story.” The odd … Continue reading

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