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Becoming Jane Austen By Jon Spence

Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Spence

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Summary

A biography of Jane Austen that gives an account of her falling in love with the charming young Irishman Tom Lefroy, a relationship that was more serious and enduring than previously believed and one that had a profound effect upon her life and her art. It examines Austen's other emotional attachments.

Becoming Jane Austen Summary

Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Spence

Jon Spence's fascinating biography paints an intimate portrait of Jane Austen. "Becoming Jane Austen" gives the fullest account we have of her falling in love with the charming young Irishman Tom Lefroy, a relationship that was more serious and enduring than previously believed and one that had a profound effect upon her life and her art. The elegant narrative examines Austen's other emotional attachments, building a picture of her world as she herself perceived and experienced it. It is a world familiar to us from her novels, but in "Becoming Jane Austen", Jane herself is the heroine.

Becoming Jane Austen Reviews

'It is the small incidents that Jon Spence puts under the microscope in his entertaining and sensitive biography.' 'Jon Spence is painstaking, delicate, full of insight - a somehow fitting, friendly biographer.' Joceline Bury, Jane Austen's Regency World Magazine
Observer
'Jon Spence's book has all the virtues of a well-researched and original study. Hard to write anything new about Jane Austen these days, but Spence, in his own quiet and unobtrusive way, has done it.' John Bayley
Tablet, The
Mention in The Bookseller
British Heritage Magazine

About Jon Spence

Jon Spence is an American and was educated at King's College, London University. He has lived abroad for many years and now divides his time between London and Sydney. He is the editor of A Century of Wills from Jane Austen's Family and Jane Austen's Brother Abroad: The Grand Tour Journals of Edward Austen. He acted as Historical Consultant on the film Becoming Jane.

Table of Contents

Illustrations; New Introduction; Acknowledgements; 1 Legacies; 2 Home; 3 Scenes; 4 The Good Apprentice; 5 History; 6 Love and Art; 7 Place; 8 Ways of Escape; 9 Money; 10 Work; 11 The World; 12 The Body; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Additional information

GOR001365774
9781847250469
1847250467
Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Spence
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2007-03-05
312
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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