All things Austen : an encyclopedia of Austen's world / Kirstin Olsen.

By: Olsen, KirstinMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005Description: 2 v. (xxii, 804 p.) : ill., maps ; 26 cmISBN: 0313330328 (set : alk. paper); 9780313330322 (set : alk. paper); 0313330336 (v. 1 : alk. paper); 9780313330339 (v. 1 : alk. paper); 0313330344 (v. 2 : alk. paper); 9780313330346 (v. 2 : alk. paper)Subject(s): Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Encyclopedias | Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography -- Encyclopedias | Women and literature -- England -- History -- 19th century -- EncyclopediasAdditional physical formats: Online version:: All things Austen.DDC classification: 823.7 LOC classification: PR4036 | .A275 2005Other classification: 18.05
Contents:
v. 1. A-L: Agriculture -- Alehouse -- Angels -- Animals -- Architecture -- Army -- Barometer -- Barouche -- Bath -- Bathing -- Bells -- Beverages -- Bon Mot -- Brickbat -- Cards -- Carriages and coaches -- Carts and wagons -- Chair -- Chaise -- Chaperones -- Charity -- Children -- Clergy -- Clocks and watches -- Clothing -- Clubs -- Coffee -- Collections -- Complexion -- Compts -- Condescension -- Cosmetics -- Court -- Coxcombs and dandies -- Crime -- Dance -- Death -- Debt -- Devoirs -- Dishes -- Doge -- Duels -- Education -- Enclosure -- Entertainment -- Etiquette -- Fan -- Fire -- Fishing -- Food -- Franking -- French -- French Revolution -- Furniture -- Gambling -- Games -- Gardens and landscapes --Gentry -- Gig -- Gloves -- Gothic -- Great Mogul -- Greek and Latin -- Gypsies -- Hair -- Hats -- Heraldry -- Hobbies -- Hobbyhorse -- Holidays -- Horses -- Housework -- Hunting -- Hymen -- Illegitimacy -- Income -- Inns -- Insanity -- Italian -- Jewelry -- Jews -- Keys and locks -- Landau -- Law -- Lighting -- Lodgings -- London -- v. 2. M-Z: Maps -- Marines -- Marriage -- Masquerade -- Medicine -- Mirror -- Money -- Music -- Mythology -- Napoleonic Wars -- Navy -- Neighborhood -- Newspaper -- Opera -- Parish -- Pen -- Pencil -- Phaeton -- Philomel -- Phoenix -- Picturesque -- Places -- Pocketbooks and reticules -- Politics and government -- Post -- Pregnancy and childbirth -- Prison -- Public places -- Quiz -- Reading -- Religion -- Samphire -- Science -- Servants -- Severus -- Sewing -- Shoes -- Shops -- Spectacles -- Spleen -- Stockings -- Swearing -- Sweep -- Taxes -- Tea -- Teeth -- Tenant -- Theater -- Time -- Titles -- Ton --Toys -- Travel -- Tunbridge Ware -- Ult. -- Umbrellas and parasols -- Under-hung -- Valley of Tempe -- Visiting -- Walking -- West Indies -- Widow -- Witch -- Wolsey -- Writing -- Zephyr.
Summary: Alphbetically arranged entries on the world of the English author, covering the social customs and culture of her time and including such topics as etiquette, gentry, marriage, religion, travel, and servants.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 763-781) and index.

v. 1. A-L: Agriculture -- Alehouse -- Angels -- Animals -- Architecture -- Army -- Barometer -- Barouche -- Bath -- Bathing -- Bells -- Beverages -- Bon Mot -- Brickbat -- Cards -- Carriages and coaches -- Carts and wagons -- Chair -- Chaise -- Chaperones -- Charity -- Children -- Clergy -- Clocks and watches -- Clothing -- Clubs -- Coffee -- Collections -- Complexion -- Compts -- Condescension -- Cosmetics -- Court -- Coxcombs and dandies -- Crime -- Dance -- Death -- Debt -- Devoirs -- Dishes -- Doge -- Duels -- Education -- Enclosure -- Entertainment -- Etiquette -- Fan -- Fire -- Fishing -- Food -- Franking -- French -- French Revolution -- Furniture -- Gambling -- Games -- Gardens and landscapes --Gentry -- Gig -- Gloves -- Gothic -- Great Mogul -- Greek and Latin -- Gypsies -- Hair -- Hats -- Heraldry -- Hobbies -- Hobbyhorse -- Holidays -- Horses -- Housework -- Hunting -- Hymen -- Illegitimacy -- Income -- Inns -- Insanity -- Italian -- Jewelry -- Jews -- Keys and locks -- Landau -- Law -- Lighting -- Lodgings -- London -- v. 2. M-Z: Maps -- Marines -- Marriage -- Masquerade -- Medicine -- Mirror -- Money -- Music -- Mythology -- Napoleonic Wars -- Navy -- Neighborhood -- Newspaper -- Opera -- Parish -- Pen -- Pencil -- Phaeton -- Philomel -- Phoenix -- Picturesque -- Places -- Pocketbooks and reticules -- Politics and government -- Post -- Pregnancy and childbirth -- Prison -- Public places -- Quiz -- Reading -- Religion -- Samphire -- Science -- Servants -- Severus -- Sewing -- Shoes -- Shops -- Spectacles -- Spleen -- Stockings -- Swearing -- Sweep -- Taxes -- Tea -- Teeth -- Tenant -- Theater -- Time -- Titles -- Ton --Toys -- Travel -- Tunbridge Ware -- Ult. -- Umbrellas and parasols -- Under-hung -- Valley of Tempe -- Visiting -- Walking -- West Indies -- Widow -- Witch -- Wolsey -- Writing -- Zephyr.

Alphbetically arranged entries on the world of the English author, covering the social customs and culture of her time and including such topics as etiquette, gentry, marriage, religion, travel, and servants.

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Library Journal Review

Though it is often said that Jane Austen's novels are character-driven, primarily concerned with the fictive people she created and set in motion, independent scholar Olsen (All Things Shakespeare) believes that Austen readers miss a lot without a fuller understanding of the culture and context in which these characters operate. This handsome and easily usable two-volume work can help readers gain that understanding. Olsen compiles extensive scholarship on the topic into more than 150 well-designed and well-written A-to-Z articles on such topics as clothing, education, politics, religion, science, business, society, and the military of 18th- and 19th-century England. Among the features that make this encyclopedia so useful are hundreds of references to passages from Austen's work, inserted parenthetically into the text of the articles, where they illuminate the topic at hand. A "Guide to Related Topics" classifies articles under broader subject headings and an interesting time line displays events in the Austen family side by side with events in politics, religion, and science. Bottom Line It is a bit disappointing in such an attractively executed encyclopedia that the numerous illustrations, culled from Yale's Lewis Walpole Library, are all black and white and generally small, but their captions contain exact references to the larger and sometimes color illustrations that live digitized on that library's great web site. Convenient for students and anyone else interested in exploring a particular topic, this reference would be a useful addition to pubic, school, and academic libraries serving general through undergraduate readers. Highly recommended. [Olsen's Cooking with Jane Austen is due out later this year.-Ed.]-Paul D'Alessandro, Portland P.L., ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-A comprehensive, well-documented encyclopedia devoted to Jane Austen's world as seen through her literature. More than 150 alphabetical entries range in length from a paragraph to many pages, include references to Austen's works, and describe the topics' historical and cultural significance, often in great detail. Some of the longer articles are divided into subtopics; for example, âÇ£ClothingâÇ  offers information on both men's and women's clothing, âÇ£Outer Garments,âÇ  âÇ£Accessories,âÇ  âÇ£Fabrics,âÇ  and âÇ£Buying and Making Clothes.âÇ  In addition, there are separate entries on âÇ£Sewing,âÇ  âÇ£Shoes,âÇ  âÇ£Gloves,âÇ  âÇ£Hats,âÇ  and âÇ£Pocketbooks and Reticules.âÇ  While a number of the articles deal with politics and government, for the most part, they present a view of culture and society as reflected in Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, and other, minor works. The article on âÇ£PlacesâÇ  contains maps, lists, notes, and tables of locations mentioned in Austen's books. Street maps of London and Bath are included under those entries. Throughout the set, page references to specific titles are indicated in parentheses. Most of the black-and-white illustrations are reproductions of period cartoon drawings. An extensive time line and thematic bibliography complete this work. A valuable resource for students and teachers of Austen's works as well as a cultural study of 18th-century England.-Pat Bender, The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

CHOICE Review

Intended to make Austen's works more understandable to contemporary readers, this publication covers the customs, manners, and landscape of her age. Instead of focusing on novels, characters, family members, and themes, like Paul Poplawski's A Jane Austen Encyclopedia (1998), Olsen, an independent scholar who authored several Greenwood titles including All Things Shakespeare (CH, Apr'03, 40-4343), discusses cultural and leisure activities (cards, dance, games, music, reading, travel, visiting); domestic life (food, housework, servants, sewing); clothing and accessories (cosmetics, gloves, jewelry, shoes); occupations (army, navy, law, clergy); and many other elements of 18th-century British life, including marriage. Arranged alphabetically, the encyclopedia has more than 150 entries, ranging in length from a few sentences (angels) to more than 30 pages (food, navy), and containing references to relevant passages from Austen's works. In addition to a bibliography of sources that includes Web sites, this work provides an alphabetical list of articles, a list of articles by topic, a time line for Austen family activities and achievements, and a corresponding one for events in the political/military, religious/cultural, medical, technological, and scientific spheres. Attractive but expensive, this is a desirable but nonessential purchase for most libraries. For those serving serious Austen scholars, it will be a valuable acquisition. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and researchers/faculty. P. Flaherty Eastern Kentucky University

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Kirstin Olsen is an independent scholar and the author of several Greenwood reference works, including All Things Shakespeare: An Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's World (2002).

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