In what way was the communication of Jane Austen’s day richer?
I’m writing about the forms of communication Jane Austen used in the old days.
- MarliLv 74 weeks ago
Women who were not of the working class had the leisure to read, to think, and to write about their thoughts. Jane Austen was not rich enough to have every household task done for her (though her sister, their general cook/maid and their friend Martha Lloyd took a lot of household work upon themselves so she could write her stories.) but she did what women of her upper middle class background did- she wrote letters to her friends, her cousins and her siblings when she or they were away from home. Every day. It was a lady's job to keep her family and friends informed of events. It showed good breeding to write an interesting and intelligent letter, with as elegant a penmanship as one could.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Sending a letter over two hundred years ago was much like sending an email today, In central London the postal service was so efficient, and there were such frequent deliveries, than a letter sent in the morning could be answered the same afternoon. Something like Lady Susan, by Austen used the epistolary format that seems strange now.
- MattLv 74 weeks ago
more indirect, bigger vocabulary and more precise in its usage