The Jane Austen Treasury: A Collection of Fascinating Insights into Her Life, Her Time and Her Novels

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A delightful collection of facts and insights devoted to the inimitable Jane Austen!
It’s a truth universally acknowledged: Jane Austen is one of the most popular and loved authors in English literature. The Jane Austen Treasury brings this great novelist into focus, illuminating the attitudes and customs that shaped her life, times, and work. It explores the themes and historical context of each of her novels, revealing the complexities that underlie her timeless romances. Among the subjects examined are:

  • The marriage proposal that Austen accepted, only to change her mind
  • The mock grown-up fiction she wrote as a child
  • Her personal connections to the Napoleonic Wars
  • How her love of puzzles and verbal games influenced her writings
  • And much more!

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Janet Todd is an authority on literature and culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Aberdeen University and the President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She is the author of many books on women in literature, including Mary Wollstonecraft: A Revolutionary Life (Columbia University Press) and Jane Austen in Context (Cambridge University Press).

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