Posted by Ro on March 16, 1998 at 19:22:16:
In response to Social status of Jews during the Regency?, written by Leanne S on March 16, 1998 at 14:27:58
] Was there any ostracism of Jews in the Regency? Were they unwelcome in Austen's social circle (the landed gentry) or higher echelons? Did money or royal favour pave the way for any? Did any "make little" or hide their Jewishness?
I know they a about a century too late but I can think of two authors who have written (incidentially) about the position of jews in English Society.
Dorothy L Sayers (in "Whose Body", "Strong Poison", and odd comments in others as well)
A Somerset Maugham story ("Alien Corn" I think)
Maybe not directly relevant , but a nice excuse to reread these anyway!
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