9780233003702

Jane Austen Her Life, Her Times, Her Novels

  • ISBN 13:

    9780233003702

  • ISBN 10:

    0233003703

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 04/01/2014
  • Publisher: Andre Deutsch

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Summary

Over the past 200 years—although never more than in recent decades—Jane Austen's sharp and witty novels have delighted a diverse and devoted international readership. With scant information about her life available, fans have a bottomless hunger for details about the woman behind the work. Jane Austen feeds that appetite with background on her relationships with family and friends; on the contemporary attitudes that shaped Austen and her writing; and on the settings that inspired her and feature in her stories. Austenites will particularly treasure the 15 pieces of removable memorabilia, which include facsimiles of early manuscripts, a handwritten note outlining the profits from her novels, and a letter from Austen's father to the publisher Thomas Cadell that was returned with the words “Rejected by return of post” written on it.

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