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Pride and Prejudice

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Can anyone suggest appropriate nonfiction reading material from the Regency period for the Pride and Prejudice unit?

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I'm excited, I found more! Below are some websites with texts that are more politically oriented.

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Here are some title's I was able to pull of non-fiction from the era. A link for Wollstonecraft's article is below:

Mary Wollstonecraft's 1792 A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Priscilla Wakefield's 1798 Reflections on the Present Condition of the Female Sex

Elizabeth Hamilton's 1801 and 1802 Letters on the Elementary Principles of Education

William Beckford's 1796 Modern Novel Writing

Dr. Graham in his 1793 New and Curious Treatise of the Nature and Effects of Simple Earth, Water, and Air

Elizabeth Helme Maternal Instruction

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I don't know what grade level you are teaching, but here are a few suggestions.

Thess recently published book might give your students some different ways to go with their papers:

Mulvihill, James. "Upstart Talents : Rhetoric and the Career of Reason in English Romantic Discourse, 1790-1820. Newark [N.J.] : University of Delaware Press, 2004.

Rendell, Jane. "The Pursuit of Pleasure : Gender, Space & Architecture in Regency London. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2002.

Lapp, Robert Keit. "Contest for Cultural Authority : Hazlitt, Coleridge, and the Distresses of the Regency." Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, c1999.

"Victorian Gothic : Literary and Cultural Manifestations in the Nineteenth Century." Ed. Ruth Robbins and Julian Wolfreys.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave, 2000.

Hope this helps! I can locate more if you'd like.

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