December 30th, 2008

Worthy regency books for a young woman

I have two unmarried female bookworms for a story set in the regency (1813) and I'm not sure what books they'd be reading. I can find the general sort of books, but I'd like to have actual titles, that way I can read/skim them myself and have some idea the mindset etc. If you don't know specific titles then general advice would also be useful, eg what they wouldn't be reading.

First off for everyone's reference, I found a book Letters to a Young Lady on a Variety of Useful and Interesting Subjects By John Bennett which has a whole heap of specific advice on specific books which I have (mostly) listed but I don't know how reliable it is.
And now my specific question...Collapse )