THE LIST LOVER’S GUIDE TO JANE AUSTEN
$12.99 US/£8.99 UK
Rating: 3 Cups
As the youngest of eight children, with very little formal schooling, Jane Austen makes her mark on the world through her writing. Her most famous novels include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Emma, among several others.
Jane’s life is chronicled here, from the everyday details like what she serves for breakfast to how her works get published. Much of this guide is filled with correspondence to her sister, Cassandra, and gives a real inside look into this amazing young woman. Thanks in great part to her father and brothers, she excels during a time when women are seldom given credit for their achievements.
Two hundred plus years later and the Janeites are going strong. This reference guide is sure to be a hit among those who are in love with Jane Austen’s novels, especially the detail that is given about the woman herself. I personally find the endless lists of dates, places and names–especially those of her characters–to be somewhat overwhelming, while the little tidbits of her personal life are quite interesting. All but the actual cause of her death, in which there still seems to be some question, is arranged here for any and all who wants to know the woman behind the pen.
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