BRIEF HISTORY OF JANE AUSTEN

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BRIEF HISTORY OF JANE AUSTEN

by Charles Jennings

April 1, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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Jane Austen is a mystery. The first incontrovertibly great woman novelist, she is, among other things, one of the finest prose stylists in literature; the first truly modern writer, the Godmother of chick lit. She is also the greatest enigma (next to Shakespeare) in English literature. "Soldiers in the First World War" sat in the trenches and read them for the civilising comforts they provided. Hard-nut literary critics such as F. R. Leavis lauded their austere complexity. World Book Day, 2007, found that Pride and Prejudice was the one book 'The nation can't live without'. In this witty, accessible guide, Charles Jennings goes in search of this enigma through her words as well as her times, including a short biography, an overview of the novels, as well as the world that she inhabited. Finally, the book contains Jane's very own words of advice for the modern life.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: April 1, 2013

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1780330464

ISBN - 13: 9781780330464

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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BRIEF HISTORY OF JANE AUSTEN

BRIEF HISTORY OF JANE AUSTEN

by Charles Jennings

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: April 1, 2013

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1780330464

ISBN - 13: 9781780330464

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Jane Austen is a mystery. The first incontrovertibly great woman novelist, she is, among other things, one of the finest prose stylists in literature; the first truly modern writer, the Godmother of chick lit. She is also the greatest enigma (next to Shakespeare) in English literature. "Soldiers in the First World War" sat in the trenches and read them for the civilising comforts they provided. Hard-nut literary critics such as F. R. Leavis lauded their austere complexity. World Book Day, 2007, found that Pride and Prejudice was the one book 'The nation can't live without'. In this witty, accessible guide, Charles Jennings goes in search of this enigma through her words as well as her times, including a short biography, an overview of the novels, as well as the world that she inhabited. Finally, the book contains Jane's very own words of advice for the modern life.