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Playing Cards in Jane Austen’s England, Pleasant Pastime, as Well as Gambling

… the undeniably romantic allure of the richly decorated gaming clubs or the reckless gambling of dynastic fortunes [which] rather trump[s] the dingy and dull penny games played against street walls or in alehouses. (Arthur Pitt, MA dissertation, A Study Of … Continue reading

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Gambling and the Fate of the Haute Ton’s “Club Widow”

Being what was known as a “club widow” was a common situation for married women of the aristocracy in London. Men frequented their clubs more often than they did their homes. White’s, Brooks’s, and Boodle’s were the three great clubs … Continue reading

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