The Regency Years: During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern

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6.1 X 9.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.55 pounds

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About the Author
Robert Morrison is British Academy Global Professor at Bath Spa University in England, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has produced editions of works by Jane Austen and Thomas De Quincey. He lives in Bath, England.
Elegant, entertaining and frequently surprising.--Miranda Seymour "New York Times Book Review"
Arguing that Britain truly started to become modern in the Regency era, this delightful book explains why it deserves to be better known.-- "Economist, Books of the Year, 2019"
Morrison showcases that relatively brief period--less than a decade--as an age of 'remarkable diversity, upheaval, and elegance.'...Given such plenty, what more could one ask from a work of cultural history?--Michael Dirda "Washington Post"
The Prince Regent...ruled over a period of extraordinary creativity and it is that progressive cultural legacy that Mr. Morrison commends to contemporary Britain and the rest of the world.--Ruth Scurr "Wall Street Journal"
An enjoyable book full of anecdotes and scenarios of both the rich and famous, the poor and exploited alike.--Julie Peakman "History Today"
[A] zippy and vivid portrait of the Regency era.--Henry Hitchings "The Sunday Times"
The Regency Years should ignite new interest in an era replete with drama, innovation and, yes, the seeds of much that would catapult not only Britain, but the world, into modernity.--Rosemary Michaud "Post and Courier"
The Regency Years has all the high spirits, the verve, and the narrative pace that Morrison celebrates in its most characteristic cultural productions. It offers a bracing, informative, and always entertaining introduction to the period.--Richard Cronin "Wordsworth Circle"
The Regency Years reads like a romance novel of its period without the novel but makes an entertaining nonfiction read with superior prose and dialogue.--Robert Davis "New York Journal of Books"
Delightful...Morrison's lively and engaging study not only illuminates these many and rapid changes, but convincingly argues that 'its many legacies are still all around us.'-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"