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Two Histories of England

Updated on August 24, 2017

What Writers?

If you were wondering who these famed writers are, they are non other than Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. Dynamic duo they were not, both short books were written when they were young and published together years later. Though they lived at the same time, Dickens was a mere child when Jane Austen passed away from illness 1817.

Jane Austen who wrote six novels and many short wild tales in her youth and never married.

And then there is Charles Dickens who married had ten children and betrayed his wife and left her for another. Attempted to make his children cut off all ties with her, but their children had cooler heads and warmer hearts than their father.

Two Histories of England is a satirical view of the England by two famous British Novelist. These authors, one female growing up in middle class England where education was at the forefront and one man who's father's gamble and overall uselessness forced him to grow up in a work house.

Because of these very different upbringings their views of the world were very different as well.

Nympheas by Claude Monet, this painting is in public domain in the USA.

Two Histories of England

I've read the first few paragraphs of Jane Austen, each paragraph is a entire life of a king or queen. I would have read more because Jane's version of England is so funny, but my kindle died. Her sentences always seem to end, but her died anyway. They were born years apart, but since being born in the same village are often lumped together, though their views of the world were very different.

This book was only 99 cents on kindle, when I bought it. It has since shot up ten fold. It is now 12.99. You can read your kindle books on a kindle, computer, or on your apple devices or google devices through their kindle app.

It is now cheaper to buy a used copy on Amazon than the digital copy.

History Shows

I love history and I really love history when you can be informed in a funny and creative ways. My favorite are documentaries and docudramas. Not reality shows, they aren't real. My new favorites (since getting Dish) are Mysteries at the Museum and Monumental Mysteries. They both are on the travel channel.

They tell the tales of strange objects and weird monuments.

Both shows are hosted by Don Wildman who has been on other history shows. City of the Underworld and Off Limits, and many other specials.

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      topclimb lm 3 years ago

      I have read both author's writing, but never thought about English history quite from this perspective. Nice lens!

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      I have read a lot of Jane Austen's books a several of Charles Dickens's books. I love them both. I have seen a lot of the movie versions of the books as well. This book sounds interesting, a relatively short book, should be a good read.