9780300249545 (electronic book) 0300249543 (electronic book) 0300244312 9780300244311
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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Digital File Characteristics
Source of Description
Print version record.
Available in Other Form
Print version: MUIR, RORY. GENTLEMEN OF UNCERTAIN FORTUNE. [Place of publication not identified] : YALE UNIV PRESS, 2019