From the back of the book:
Good Society is a collaborative tabletop roleplaying game that seeks to capture the heart, and the countenance, of Jane Austen’s work.
It is a game of balls, estates, sly glances, and turns about the garden. At least on the surface. Underneath this, just as in Austen’s own novels, it is a game of social ambition, family obligation and breathtaking, heart-stopping longing.
In this game, you play the type of character that captured your imagination in Austen’s books - from a wealthy heir who falls in love with the aloof new arrival, to a charming socialite bent on ruining the reputation of their rivals. Exploit your reputation, connections, and family influence to achieve your secret desire - all while jealously guarding your good name.