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Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune : How Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen's England, Hardback Book

Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune : How Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen's England Hardback

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A portrait of Jane Austen's England told through the career paths of younger sons-men of good family but small fortune In Regency England the eldest son usually inherited almost everything while his younger brothers, left with little inheritance, had to make a crucial decision: what should they do to make an independent living?

Rory Muir weaves together the stories of many obscure and well-known young men, shedding light on an overlooked aspect of Regency society.

This is the first scholarly yet accessible exploration of the lifestyle and prospects of these younger sons.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780300244311

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