By Amy Smith

"An illuminating insight...fascinating."—Amanda Grange, bestselling writer of Mr. Darcy's Diary

"A trip via either a actual panorama and the geography of the human center and mind...delightfully exciting and infrequently deeply relocating, this booklet reminds us that Austen's world—and her characters—are greatly alive."—Michael Thomas Ford, writer of Jane Bites Back


With a suitcase filled with Jane Austen novels en español, Amy Elizabeth Smith trigger on a yearlong Latin American event: a touring ebook membership with Jane. In six precise, unforgettable nations, she accrued book-loving new friends— taxi drivers and lecturers, poets and politicians— to learn Emma, experience and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.

no matter if sharing hen beer with Guatemalans, becoming a member of the gang at a Mexican boxing fit, feeding a horde of tame iguanas with Ecuadorean teenagers, or tangling with argumentative booksellers in Argentina, Amy got here to profit what Austen knew all alongside: that we're no longer continuously talking a similar language— even if we're talking an analogous language.

yet with real Austen intuition, she may perhaps realize whilst, by surprise, she'd chanced on her personal Señor Darcy.

All Roads result in Austen celebrates the simplest of what we like approximately books and revels within the excitement of sharing an excellent book— with solid friends.

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5 Charles Darwin used fieldwork as a route into natural history, as did another naturalist, Claude Gay (Claudio in Chile). ” Gay’s family were farmers from Draguignan, the capital of the province of Var (Provence), which was known for the study of botany, particularly medicinal botany. 6 The Paris to which he arrived was not a “City of Light,” but a dirty, boisterous city, built around a medieval core, a setting for revolution and counterrevolution equally. Although the palaces, museums, churches, and educational establishments for which the city remains famed existed, in the 1820s they were hidden in plain sight in a town of twisting dead-end streets, some wide, others as narrow as could be, and most of them dark, humid, and fetid, their pavement in disrepair, wretchedly lit by whale oil whose feeble light was supplemented by earthenware jars filled with tallow and burning wicks that that police would place by the potholes to keep vehicles from overturning.

40 Thanks to his brother-in-law’s approbation, Robert Darwin gave his permission for the voyage and, crucially, opened his purse. The trip ended up costing Dr. 41 Before agreeing to sail around the world together, Fitz-Roy and Darwin had to determine for themselves that they were compatible companions. 44 Aware of FitzRoy’s reservations, Darwin nonetheless set off to London to meet him. At that meeting, it was evident to both men that Fitz-Roy had found his friend. 45 Darwin, meanwhile, wrote letters to family and friends, extolling Fitz-Roy’s personal characteristics, while also making clear the traits this naturalist-in-training valued in a friend.

Mary’s infant school. London society was fascinated: Fitz-Roy even presented them to William IV and Queen Adelaide. The queen gave Fuegia one of her own bonnets, a ring, and some money to buy a new outfit for her journey home. 60 Fitz-Roy’s relations to these protégées emerged from a colonial perspective on non-European humans, in which indigenous people from all parts of the world were treated as curiosities and exhibited to public and private audiences, for the dual interests of science and titillation.

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