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A library guide to research on Austen's world
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    Web Resources

    Remember, reliable information will have an author who is an expert in his/her field. You may have to do some research on an author to determine his/her authority on a topic.

    • Pride and Prejudice
      Actors' notes for a stage production of Pride & Prejudice, which tell about the culture and society of Jane Austen.
    • Jane Austen's World
      This blog is by Vic Sanborn, who is a member of Jane Austen Society of America and a Jane Austen enthusiast.
    • Bloom's Literary Reference Online
      Please see a librarian to get the username and password for this site.

      Excellent source of information for this project.
    • WHS HBL Jane Austen
      A website put together by students researching the culture of Pride and Prejudice. Use the works cited information at the bottom of the pages to find more sources.

    Print Resources

    Cover Art
    All Things Austen - Kirstin Olsen
    Call Number: REF 823 OLS
    ISBN: 0313330328
    Publication Date: 2005-06-01
    "An Encyclopedia of Austen's World"- from book cover.
    "Well-researched information is presented about domestic items, the social scene, the workplace, the church, special events and rituals, and everyday customs that constituted life in Jane Austen's England." - back cover

    Cover Art
    Georgette Heyer's Regency World - Jennifer Kloester; Graeme Tavendale (Illustrator)
    Call Number: 823 KLO
    ISBN: 9781402241369
    Publication Date: 2010-08-01
    Heyer was a 20th century author who wrote many Regency novels. This book includes information on social structure, men's and women's roles, food, fashion, business and military and more.

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    REMEMBER: Web articles you use for academic research MUST be authored.



    Topics for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Cultural Context report

    Class structure

    Leisure activities and games

    Balls and dances

    Marriage customs

    The education of men and women

    The World Literature cultural context project revolves around the novel Pride and Prejudice. You are reading it, so now you will now select a research topic related to the time period ( 1800-1815) in which the novel is set. Your paper will be a three to four page exploration of how your topic applies to the novel. Be sure to mention specific literary elements such as character, plot, symbolism, etc.

    You must include: • Two quotes from the novel • One quote from each of your non-fiction sources. You must have three non-fiction sources. • You will have five quotes in your paper.

    Requirements: Length: 3-4 pages (no more than 5) Typed: Double-spaced, using Times New Roman in 12 point font Sources: minimum of 3 sources, cultural and historical Documentation: in-text parenthetical citation plus a Works Cited Page.

    Use MLA Documentation for format Introduction of the paper: Broad hook statement Transition to introduce your topic Introduce the book (include author and title) Concise thesis sentence that informs the reader what you will be discussing in the paper. Main Body Paragraphs: Details, supporting evidence, quotes Transitions Concluding Paragraph: Transition into closing Restate title and author Restate thesis sentence

    DUE DATE: April 26

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