Paperback Jane Austen : a life / Claire Tomalin.
Publication year: 2000
Edition: Rev. and updated ed.
Publisher: London : Penguin,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780140296907 (pbk.) : 0140296905 (pbk.) :
Previous ed.: London: Viking, 1997.
The six great novels of Jane Austen picture a world of civility and reassuring stability. But, as Tomalin demonstrates in this fascinating biography, this was not quite the world Austen herself lived in.
xiii, 361 p.,  p. of plates : ill., geneal table., facsims., map, ports. ; 20 cm.
All the members found the book interesting. Subjects discussed were: The plight of women in the late 18th Century. How Jane Austen used the people she came across in her books. Whether marriage for a woman was a good things was it just financial security & children, not often love. Rated out of 10: 8 Bookham Library Reading Group