The ABC Sydney, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, has posted online its weekly “Self-Improvement Wednesday.” This week’s lesson is an 11 minute chat on “Jane Austen’s Crime” with Susannah Fullerton, the JASA President and author of the fabulous Jane Austen & Crime.
You can listen to the audio and then take the quiz to test your retention skills here: http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2011/05/04/3207499.htm?site=sydney
Enjoy this very quick and entertaining run through all the possible crimes in Georgian England as seen in Austen’s writings: adultery and crim con, dueling, prostitution, murder, elopement, rape, theft, smuggling, gaming, and the various punishments. Better yet, read the book! [you can read my review here.]