Jane Austen (British Library Writers' Lives Series)

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9780195214406: Jane Austen (British Library Writers' Lives Series)

Jane Austen is now one of the most popular novelists in the English language, and yet on the face of it one of the most unlikely candidates for such a title. Austen died at the age of 41 and left behind only six completed novels. Yet her works have never been out of print, and in this century, within the last three decades in particular, never a year passes without some fresh adaptation of her stories for stage, screen, or television. In this skillfully crafted biography, Deirdre Le Faye brings Austen's tantalizingly elusive image into a distinct and refreshing light.

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Deirdre Le Faye, Author of Jane Austen: A Family Record.

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"Le Faye shows connections between real and fictional people and places while imparting a clear sense of what life was like in the circles of local gentry through which Austen moved. The illustrations, most in full color, are a plus: a well-chosen mix of contemporary portraits, reproductions of manuscripts and letters (including Austen's first rejection), street scenes, and maps.... The volume is concise, serviceable, and authoritative."--Kirkus Reviews


"An entertaining and readable biography... Plentiful photos and sketches of family friends and estates Austen visited, in both black-and-white and color, help set the scene.... High-school students studying Austen's work will do well to begin with this engaging, well-researched, serious introduction."--Booklist


"A rich little album of Austeniana, a treasure-trove of well chosen photographs--images of manuscript and printed pages, of scenes, objects, portraits, maps.... This is a strong biographical view--even a convincing one."--Jane Austen Society of N. America News


"Le Faye is well informed about Austen, having edited Jane Austen's Letters. The story is narrated in a novelistic style, suitable for non-readers interested in learning more about Austen."--VOYA


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