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Jane Austen By Carol Shields

Jane Austen by Carol Shields

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Summary

Bestselling novelist with an enormous critical reputation takes on one of the most popular and enduring English novelists of all.

Jane Austen Summary

Jane Austen by Carol Shields

Bestselling novelist with an enormous critical reputation takes on one of the most popular and enduring English novelists of all.

The prizewinning novelist Carol Shields, whose novels have themselves been compared to the works of Jane Austen, gives us a beautifully written, perceptive look at the life of one of the finest and most popular English novelists of all time.

Jane Austen spent the first 25 years of her life in Steventon and the last eight in nearby Chawton, and did most of her writing in these two places. She never married although many of her novels are about marriage, and always lived with her parents and sister Cassandra. Whilst not unaware of the larger political and social goings-on at the time, she chose a small canvas for her novels, preferring to focus on the family as a microcosm through which to explore human nature.

Carol Shields has written a wonderfully observant and revealing biography of this remarkable writer whose characters are as alive today as they were two hundred years ago, when Jane Austen first gave them breath.

'An excellent biography' Mail on Sunday

Jane Austen Reviews

Splendid ... What Shields does, and does extremely well, is look carefully, with intelligence and imagination, at the core texts: the six finished novels, the three unfinished ones, the letters and the juvenilia ... It is a gem * LITERARY REVIEW *
Shields on Austen offers up a delicious prospect. And we are not disappointed * SCOTSMAN *

About Carol Shields

Carol Shields was born and brought up in Chicago, and has lived in Canada since 1957. She is the Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg.

Additional information

GOR000864669
9780753812563
0753812568
Jane Austen by Carol Shields
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2001-11-01
208
N/A
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