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Jane Austen

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Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN 13 : 0547574142
Pages : 213 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (574 downloads)

Download Jane Austen PDF Format Full Free by Catherine Reef and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2011-06-06 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “An excellent ‘starter biography,’ clearly written, peppered with period images, movie stills and great tidbits of historical facts . . . engaging.”—Austenprose Jane Austen’s popularity never seems to fade. She has hordes of devoted fans, and there have been numerous adaptations of her life and work. But who was Jane Austen? The writer herself has long remained a mystery. And despite the resonance her work continues to have for teens, there has never been a young adult trade biography on Austen. Catherine Reef changes that with this highly readable account. She takes an intimate peek at Austen’s life and innermost feelings, interweaving her narrative with well-crafted digests of each of Austen’s published novels. The end result is a book that is almost as much fun to read as Jane’s own work—and truly a life revealed. Includes bibliography and index. “Along with extensive details of Austen’s family . . . Reef deftly sets the biographical facts onto a larger cultural and historical canvas that will give readers a much deeper understanding of Austen’s novels, and well-chosen images, from period paintings and photos to contemporary film stills, add even more context.”—Booklist (starred review) “Perhaps this work will lead readers to Jane Austen and imaginatively apply the facts of the author’s life to the novels—or vice-versa.”—Kirkus Reviews


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Jane Austen

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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 13 : 0520216067
Pages : 600 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (216 downloads)

Download Jane Austen PDF Format Full Free by David Nokes and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1998-11-19 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on unpublished sources, the author offers an intimate, psychological portrait of the novelist, revealing the truth behind many disturbing Austen family secrets.


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Jane Austen

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ISBN 13 : 9781474619783
Pages : 208 pages
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The Real Jane Austen

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Publisher : Harper Perennial
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ISBN 13 : 9780061999109
Pages : 400 pages
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Download The Real Jane Austen PDF Format Full Free by Paula Byrne and published by Harper Perennial. This book was released on 2014-01-07 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Real Jane Austen, acclaimed literary biographer Paula Byrne provides the most intimate and revealing portrait yet of a beloved but complex novelist. Just as letters and tokens in Jane Austen’s novels often signal key turning points in the narrative, Byrne explores the small things – a scrap of paper, a gold chain, an ivory miniature – that held significance in Austen’s personal and creative life. Byrne transports us to different worlds, from the East Indies to revolutionary Paris, and to different events, from a high society scandal to a case of petty shoplifting. In this ground-breaking biography, Austen is set on a wider stage than ever before, revealing a well-traveled and politically aware writer – important aspects of her artistic development that have long been overlooked. The Real Jane Austen is a fresh, compelling, and surprising biography of the author of some of our most enduring classic books – from Pride and Prejudice to Sense and Sensibility, Emma to Persuasion – and a vivid evocation of the world that shaped her.


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Jane Austen

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Publisher : Andre Deutsch
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ISBN 13 : 9780233006062
Pages : 160 pages
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Download Jane Austen PDF Format Full Free by Janet Todd and published by Andre Deutsch. This book was released on 2020-02-04 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With scant information available on their hero, Jane Austen's devoted fans have a bottomless hunger for details about the woman behind the work. This biography feeds that appetite with background on her relationships with family and friends and the contemporary attitudes that shaped Austen's writing. Fifteen removable pieces of memorabilia include facsimiles of personal letters and handwritten drafts of her early works.


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Jane Austen

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Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN 13 : 9780679766766
Pages : 404 pages
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Download Jane Austen PDF Format Full Free by Claire Tomalin and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1999 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recounts the life of the English novelist, and reveals how her works both reflected her times and differed from the world she experienced.


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Jane Austen's Little Book About Life

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Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
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ISBN 13 : 0736976760
Pages : 82 pages
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Download Jane Austen's Little Book About Life PDF Format Full Free by Jane Austen and published by Harvest House Publishers. This book was released on 2019-04-02 with total page 82 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Timeless Wisdom from the 19th Century Jane Austen's novels have delighted readers for generations with their keen observations on the human condition and contain a wealth of practical insights and humorous quips on relationships, faith, family, love, character, and virtue. Celebrate Jane's wit and wisdom with this charming collection of quotes from the mouths of some of her most beloved characters and from her own letters. Inside this exquisitely designed book, you'll also enjoy rare photos from the British Library, selected Scripture verses, and personal prayers from the author herself, making this a must read for you or a welcomed gift for the Jane Austen enthusiast in your life. Join fellow Austenite and author of The Prayers of Jane Austen, Terry Glaspey, in revisiting Jane's most memorable and thought-provoking lines.


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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

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Publisher : Chartwell Books
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ISBN 13 : 0785834214
Pages : 1234 pages
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Download The Complete Novels of Jane Austen PDF Format Full Free by Jane Austen and published by Chartwell Books. This book was released on 2016-09-15 with total page 1234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Prolific in her time, Jane Austen's biting satire of society and the middle class is still relevant. This complete collection includes Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and more.


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Jane Austen

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Pages : 224 pages
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Download Jane Austen PDF Format Full Free by Jan S. Fergus and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Previous biographies have set Jane Austen within her social context. This biography places her firmly within her professional context as one of an increasing number of women who published novels between 1790 and 1820. Being a professional writer was, apart from her family, more important to Austen than anything else in her life.


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30 Great Myths about Jane Austen

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 13 : 1119146860
Pages : 224 pages
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Download 30 Great Myths about Jane Austen PDF Format Full Free by Claudia L. Johnson and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-08-18 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating look into the myths that continue to shape our understanding and appreciation of Jane Austen. Was Jane Austen the best-selling novelist of her time? Are all her novels romances? Did they depict the traditional world of the aristocracy? Is Austen’s writing easy to understand? Well into the 21st century, Jane Austen continues to be one of the most compelling novelists in all English literature. Many of her ideas about class, family, history, intimacy, manners, love, desire, and society, have inspired “myths” that are often contradictory — she was a Tory who was also a liberal feminist, or, her novels are at once sharply satirical and unapologetically romantic. Myths, like Austen’s works, are dynamic, changing over time and impacting how we read and interpret literature. 30 Great Myths about Jane Austen examines the accepted beliefs — both true and untrue —that have most influenced our readings of Austen. Rather than simply de-bunking, or validating, commonly-held views about Austen, authors Claudia L. Johnson and Clara Tuite explore how these myths can be used to engage with the life, work, and reception of Jane Austen. Applying the most up-to-date scholarship to better understand how myths shape our appreciation of Jane Austen, this fascinating volume: Introduces readers to the history of Austen reception, both in academic scholarship and in the general public Examines Jane Austen’s life and letters, her historical contexts, her texts, and their afterlives Discusses Austen’s influence on the development of literary criticism as a discipline Explores each of Austen’s main novels, as well as relatively obscure texts such as Sanditon and The Watsons Offering engaging narrative and original insights, 30 Great Myths about Jane Austen is a must-read for scholars, instructors, and students of English and Romantic literature, as well as general readers with interest in the life and works of Jane Austen.


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The Life of the Author: Jane Austen

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 13 : 1119779367
Pages : 229 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (779 downloads)

Download The Life of the Author: Jane Austen PDF Format Full Free by Catherine Delafield and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-10-11 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fresh approach to building the life of Jane Austen through her letters, demonstrating that a well-known life can be reframed by being grounded in evidence of that life The Life of the Author: Jane Austen takes readers on a literary-biographical journey through Austen's life in letters. Using a unique non-linear approach, author Catherine Delafield explores three frames for Austen's literary life—family, correspondents, and fiction—to suggest new pathways for the interpretation of life writing about one of the most popular and influential English novelists of all time. Delafield addresses multiple aspects of Austen's epistolary practice and the ways in which her letters, juvenile writings, and unpublished novels have been overlaid on both biography and fiction. Throughout the text, special attention is paid to the changing view of women’s correspondence as personal record and to Cassandra Austen's role as editor of her sister’s surviving letters. The book opens with selected readings from Austen's letters and a review of the family treatment of the life. Subsequent chapters discuss the female circle of correspondents in both extant and missing letters, the letter content and structure of Austen's novels, the use of letters as representations of places and spaces based on Austen's own lived experience of epistolary communication, and more. Discusses how the letters, correspondents, and novels supplement Jane Austen’s fiction and substantiate her life Highlights Austen's use of the letter as a conversation on paper, rather than as an autobiographical tool Explores the letters within Austen's fictional writing as well as recipes, accounts, and needlework with links to the letters Features a select chronology using letters as landmarks, tables representing surviving letters by correspondent, and family trees tracing names and relationships The Life of the Author: Jane Austen is an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate courses on the novel, women's writing, British writing, and life writing, as well as for general readers with interest in gaining new perspectives on Austen's chronological life and literary output.


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Jane Austen

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0300232837
Pages : 184 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (232 downloads)

Download Jane Austen PDF Format Full Free by Fiona Stafford and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2017-07-25 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every devoted reader feels that, in some way, they know Jane Austen. But how can we make sense of her extraordinary achievements? At a time when most women received so little formal education and none could obtain a place at university, how did Austen come to write novels that have commanded the attention of some of the most brilliant minds ever since? Why were hers the books that Darwin knew by heart and Churchill read during the Blitz? In this graceful introduction to the author’s life and works, Fiona Stafford offers a fresh and accessible perspective, discussing Austen’s six astonishing novels in the context of their time. Newly updated, Jane Austen: A Brief Life offers a rich and sympathetic insight into a writer who was just as much the Romantic genius as Keats, Shelley or Byron – full of youthful exuberance, intensely creative once she had found her individual voice, and dead before she reached middle age.


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Jane Austen: Her Life

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Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN 13 : 0449903192
Pages : 0 pages
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Download Jane Austen: Her Life PDF Format Full Free by Park Honan and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 1989-04-08 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The best biography Jane Austen has ever received.”—Newsweek Park Honan’s highly acclaimed Jane Austen: Her Life is the biography that Austen—and her readers—have long deserved. Readers have long cherished the brilliant, ironic novels of Jane Austen and critics have ranked them with the masterpieces of world literature, but surprisingly, there had been no major biography of the novelist in more than seventy years. Drawing on a treasure of new material, Honan reveals an Austen surprising in her knowledge of the Napoleonic Wars (two of her brothers fought in the British Navy and rose to the rank of admiral) and surprising as well in her romantic entanglements—an engagement that lasted but a night, a bold flirtation that very nearly erupted into scandal. Above all, Honan sheds new light on Austen’s social experience, giving new prominence to her large and fascinating family, and the Regency society in which she moved. Readers of Jane Austen: Her Life will return to the novels not only with new understanding of the person who created them but with a vivid sense of the society from which they were drawn. “A triumph . . . the only biography of Austen that she would have liked.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer


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Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
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ISBN 13 : 9781853260285
Pages : 388 pages
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Download Emma PDF Format Full Free by Jane Austen and published by Wordsworth Editions. This book was released on 1994 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emma Woodhouse imagines that she dominates those around her in the small town of Highbury, but her inept matchmaking creates problems for herself and others.


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A Companion to Jane Austen

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 13 : 0470672382
Pages : 562 pages
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Download A Companion to Jane Austen PDF Format Full Free by Claudia L. Johnson and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-12-27 with total page 562 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reflecting the dynamic and expansive nature of Austen studies, A Companion to Jane Austen provides 42 essays from a distinguished team of literary scholars that examine the full breadth of the English novelist's works and career. Provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date array of Austen scholarship Functions both as a scholarly reference and as a survey of the most innovative speculative developments in the field of Austen studies Engages at length with changing contexts and cultures of reception from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries


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Jane Austen's Manuscript Works

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Publisher : Broadview Press
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ISBN 13 : 1554810582
Pages : 420 pages
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Download Jane Austen's Manuscript Works PDF Format Full Free by Jane Austen and published by Broadview Press. This book was released on 2012-12-14 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Jane Austen died, at the age of 41, she left behind her not only six novels but a large number of manuscripts, ranging from juvenile works to the novel that she was writing at the time of her final illness. The six published novels are now undisputed classics. The manuscripts, however, despite the extraordinary writing they contain and the way in which they illuminate Jane Austen’s work as a novelist, are much less well known. From the brilliance of the juvenilia to the urbane modernity of ‘Sanditon’ these works show Austen pushing the conventional boundaries of fiction, exploring the implications of vulgarity and violence, experimenting with different styles and tones, and practicing and refining her arts of narrative. This Broadview Edition includes “Lady Susan,’ “The Watsons,” “Sanditon,” and ten important early manuscript works. Historical appendices include Austen’s letters on fiction; continuations written by Austen’s niece and nephew of two of her early works; and Sir Walter Scott’s important critical appraisal of Austen from 1816.


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Recreating Jane Austen

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780521002820
Pages : 194 pages
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Download Recreating Jane Austen PDF Format Full Free by John Wiltshire and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2001-08-02 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recreating Jane Austen is a book for readers who know and love Austen's work. Stimulated by the recent crop of film and television versions of Austen's novels, John Wiltshire examines how they have been transposed and 'recreated' in another age and medium. Wiltshire illuminates the process of 'recreation' through the work of the psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, and offers Jane Austen's own relation to Shakespeare as a suggestive parallel. Exploring the romantic impulse in Austenian biography, 'Jane Austen' as a commodity, and offering a re-interpretation of Pride and Prejudice, this book approaches the central question of the role Jane Austen plays in the contemporary cultural imagination.