1815: Regency Britain in the Year of Waterloo
- Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
- Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-11-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Overseas, the bounds of empire were expanding while at home the population endured the chill of economic recession.
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By Lauren Bergold on 05-25-16
placing jane austen's novels in historical context
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this, in my opinion, is a "must read" for fans of jane austen's novels. it places her work in a historical context, as well as pointing out and clarifying many of the social and political niceties that jane austen's contemporaries would just automatically have known, but modern readers might be missing. i had frankly expected-- and was willing to be-- a bit bored by the parts of the book that pertain to the battle of waterloo, but stephen bates' prose walks the line quite brilliantly between historical accuracy and pure human interest... with some really fun bits of gossip and intrigue slipped in as well. jonathan keeble voices the whole thing perfectly. i'm sure i'll listen to this again!
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