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Jane Austen
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Jane Austen: A Brief Life by Fiona Stafford

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 Reviews


"Of all the books published on Austen this year, the most satisfying - perhaps because it has a succinctness and a refreshing absence of great claims that Austen herself would have appreciated - is Fiona Stafford's Jane Austen: A Brief Life."-Lucy Lethbridge, Literary Review -- Lucy Lethbridge * Literary Review *

About Fiona Stafford


Fiona Stafford is professor of English language and literature, University of Oxford. She is author of The Sunday Times Nature Book of the Year, The Long, Long Life of Trees and presenter of two highly acclaimed series for BBC Radio 3 titled The Meaning of Trees. She lives in Bucks, UK.

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GOR010393202
Jane Austen: A Brief Life by Fiona Stafford
Fiona Stafford
Used - Like New
Paperback
Yale University Press
2017-07-04
184
0300232217
9780300232219
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.