May 4, 2011

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Some resources for the context of Persuasion

December 12, 2017

Jane Austen’s novel was set during the period from late eighteenth century to early nineteenth century in English history known as the Regency. It was during this time that the King, George III, was unfit to reign, and his son, the Regent, ruled in his place. It also includes the reigns of his sons, George IV and William IV. It ended in 1837 when Queen Victoria came to the throne.

Persuasion was written at the end of Jane Austen’s life and was her last fully completed novel. It was published six months after her death in 1817.

The following site offers a number of relevant essays about the historical and social context of the novel:








December 7, 2017