Regency Literature: The Literary Spy of 1808


Published in the June 1808 edition of the Lady’s Monthly Museum, this short column gives us an overview of various era authors and what some general sentiments of them were. Samuel Jackson Pratt (penname Courtney Melmoth) was a poet, dramatist and novelist born in 1749. Recognized as an early advocate for animal welfare, his most famous book was Emma Corbett: Or, The miseries of civil war … Expand

Regency Culture and Society: The Persian Student in London

I heard of a fascinating new book on NPR the other day, the recounting of a diary of Persian student who travelled, with five other students, to study in London in 1815.  The new release The Love of Strangers: What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austen’s London by Nile Green relates the adventures of the Muslim young men as they immerse themselves in British Regency … Expand

Regency Advertistments: Bone (Ahem) Up on This!


Appearing in the Dec. 1814 The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions… I wonder if this is a DIY book? Married people, consider yourself admonished.