Hot Austen

From Chris Ambidge, this quotation from a Jane Austen letter of September 18th, 1796:

Chris reports hot weather in Toronto, noting that he’s confronted with lecture halls jammed with lots of people, each emitting 100 watts, and adding that 8 1/2 adults give off as much heat as a toaster. So he’s feeling rather inelegant.

One Response to “Hot Austen”

  1. the ridger Says:

    I wonder if, to her, that was the same as “dreadfully hot” or “dreadful and hot” weather.

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