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Lane 'This book will enrich our interpretation of Jane Austen's fiction for Ms Lane makes us look afresh at the use of food as symbol and metaphor’ Jane Austen Society Newsletter Maggie Lane is the author of many books on Jane Austen including 'Jane Austen's Family' 'Jane Austen's England' 'Jane Austen and Food' 'Understanding Austen' and the forthcoming 'Growing Older with Jane Austen' She also lectures and writes for the journals of the Jane Austen Societies of the UK US and Australia and is Consultant Editor of Regency World magazine Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publishe. A very helpful book for those who uestioned the names that Jane Austen chose to use in her novels as well as for those who write Austenesue books Cleared up a lot of name related things for me and confirmed some of my theories Thank you for writing such an excellent guide

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For Jane Austen Edmund was a name the represented heroism and chivalry Maria signified heartlessness and Richard was a joke She had a weakness for Emma and a passion for Frederick which endured from her earliest years until she bestowed it on her last and most romantic hero Unlike most novelists of her period in naming her characters Jane Austen confined herself to the names found in everyday life choosing them to fit not only their personalities but their place in society While the classic English names are her staple she also drew on the Old Testament for her low born characters and eighteenth centur. This is a short book that contains tons of information about the given names JA chose for her characters I learned a lot about name origin nicknames how nicknames became given names How diminutives became given names in Protestant England The actual book ends at 85% on the Kindle to become a sample of Jane Austen and Food

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Y creations for the would be fashionable In this study of a hitherto neglected area of the novelist’s art Maggie Lane looks at the history of English nomenclature up to Jane Austen’s time and at the naming patterns and practices current in her society including who was entitled to use the Christian name of whom A section on Jane Austen’s own taste in names is followed by an alphabetical listing of all the Christian names used in her mature fiction with their history social status and associations 'Jane Austen and Names' is a must read for anyone interested in the great novelist Praise for Maggie. Molto molto interessante con dei capitoli preliminari che parlano in generale dei nomi e della loro origine delle tendenze di moda ai tempi di Jane Austen e del rapporto della scrittrice con i nomi sia relativamente alla sua famiglia che alla fiction giovanile e canonica uesti sono seguiti da un elenco in ordine alfabetico naturalmente di tutti i nomi utilizzati dalla Austen con varianti e origine periodo di moda di ogni nome classi sociali in cui venivano in genere utilizzati e personaggi presenti nei libri della scrittrice


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  1. says:

    This is a short book that contains tons of information about the given names JA chose for her characters I learned a lot about name origin nicknames how nicknames became given names How diminutives became given names in Protestant England The actual book ends at 85% on the Kindle to become a sample of Jane Austen and Food

  2. says:

    short but interesting the thorough and detailed list of names and meanings at the end is a great resource

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    Jane Austen and names è un breve ma interessante saggio che prende in considerazione tutti i nomi utilizzati nei romanzi della famosa scrittrice inglese tentando di scoprire di volta in volta il motivo della sceltaIl saggio si compone di nume

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    They say his name is Henry A proof of how uneually the gifts of Fortune are bestowed — I have seen many a John Thomas muc

  5. says:

    Es un libro muy cortito menos de 100 páginas pero con mucha información Se lee muy rápido y creo ue es interesante adem

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    Molto molto interessante con dei capitoli preliminari che parlano in generale dei nomi e della loro origine delle tendenze di moda ai tempi di J

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    It seems only natural that an author would be interested in names My writer friends collect interesting names for future characters and are constantly putting together different combinations A young Jane Austen playfully tried out a selection of husband names for herself in her father’s parish register of marriages Expectant parents pour over lists of baby names and struggle to find just the right one As Maggie Lane points out in the intr

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    After finishing Jane Austen and Food it was time to get on with Maggie Lane’s Jane Austen and Names Names have a special meaning to most of us and mostly names mean than just the name itself In this study Maggie Lane has l

  9. says:

    A very helpful book for those who uestioned the names that Jane Austen chose to use in her novels as well as for

  10. says:

    A short but lovely read for name nerds and writers