Books by Daniel Pool

HISTORY
Released: May 1, 1997

Another informal, delightfully entertaining foray into the world of the Victorian novel by the author of What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew (1993). In 1836, when Dickens wrote The Pickwick Papers to accompany comic prints, prose writing was ``a low-rent activity,'' Pool notes. Read full book review >

SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: July 7, 1993

An eccentric collection of brief essays (plus a glossary) that explains not the facts but the fictions of English life, as they were represented by writers such as Hardy, Trollope, Dickens, and Jane Austen. To provide an understanding of the life portrayed in 19th- century English novels, Pool focuses primarily on economic and social issues; the era's money, calendar (holidays, terms, reigns), and measurements; and geography. Read full book review >