9780300244311-0300244312-Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune: How Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen's England

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

ISBN-13: 9780300244311
ISBN-10: 0300244312
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Muir, Rory
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300244311
ISBN-10: 0300244312
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Muir, Rory
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 384 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Muir, Rory wrote Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune: How Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen's England comprising 384 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300244312 and 9780300244311. Since then Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune: How Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen's England textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.54 or rent at the marketplace.

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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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