Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune

Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune

A portrait of Jane Austen’s England told through the career paths of younger sons—men of good family but small fortuneIn 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.


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Publisher Yale University Press
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ISBN 0300249543
Pages 384 pages
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