Jane Austen : a brief life / Fiona Stafford.
Publication year: 2017
Edition: Newly updated [edition].
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press,
ISBN: 9780300232219 (pbk.) :
Previous edition: London: Hesperus, 2008.
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.
174 pages ; 22 cm
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