Josephine Ross Jane Austen - A Companion

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Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen remains one of our best loved authors. Her six novels are constantly reprinted, translated, and filmed; and the opening line of Pride and Prejudice -'It is a truth universally acknowledged...' - has passed into everyday usage. Yet, while the appeal of her fiction is timeless, the social and historical background against which she lived and wrote, and which plays so great a part in shaping her plots and characters, has long since vanished.

Opening with a brief account of her life, Jane Austen: A Companion is divided into eight chapters, on topics from fashion, love and marriage, and literature, to everyday Regency life, showing how they feature in her letters and novels, and contribute to the drama, humour and brilliant observations of human nature for which she is so celebrated.

Illuminating, informative, and above all entertaining, Jane Austen: A Companion is an indispensable guide for all who wish to know more about the world of Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet, and the remarkable woman who two centuries ago created them.

“A lively companion to Austen's life and work and a pleasurable experience for those who have just come across the books and wish to widen their knowledge of the writer and her background.” - The Sunday Times

“Detailed and elegant” - Hampstead and Highgate Express

“Ross knows and loves her subject, and anyone who loves Jane Austen will be delighted by her book.” - Church Times

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The only best-selling authors in Jane Austen's league in the English language today are Shakespeare and Dickens. In the twenty-first century her boundless appeal continues to grow following the enormously successful television and film adaptations of Mansfield Park, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, and Sense and Sensibility. This illuminating, entertaining, up-to-date companion is the only general guide to Jane Austen, her work, and her world. Josephine Ross explores the literary scene during the time Austen's works first appeared: the books considered classics then, the "horrid novels" and romances, and the grasping publishers. She looks at the architecture and décor of Austen's era that made up "the profusion and elegance of modern taste": Regency houses for instance, Chippendale furniture, and "picturesque scenery." On a smaller scale she answers questions that may baffle modern readers. What, for example, was "hartshorn"? How did Lizzy Bennet "let down" her gown to hide her muddy petticoat? Ross shows us the fashions, and the subtle ways Jane Austen used clothes to express character. Courtship, marriage, adultery, class and "rank," mundane tasks of ordinary life, all appear, as does the wider political and military world. This book will add depth to all readers' enjoyment of Jane Austen, whether confirmed addicts or newcomers wanting to learn about one of the world's most popular and enduring writers.Josephine Ross has written books on the British monarchy, history, and on style, including The Monarchy in Britain. She has also worked for Vogue magazine and in television. She lives in London.

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Josephine Ross read English at London University and then worked for Vogue magazine, before writing her first book, a study of the courtships of Elizabeth l. Since then she has written a number of histories and biographies, as well as television drama scripts and several illustrated books for Vogue, including Society in Vogue and Beaton in Vogue. As well as the acclaimed Jane Austen: A Companion, first published by Jane Austen's original publisher John Murray, she is the author of Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners. Married to the late historian James Chambers, she lives in London.

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