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A Fine Brush On Ivory By Richard Jenkyns (Professor of the Classical Tradition and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)

A Fine Brush On Ivory

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What is it about Jane Austen's writing that brings such pleasure? Jenkyns's sparkling study delights in Austen's craft, wit, and pathos, and explores the subtlety, depth, and innovation that forever mark her out as a supreme storyteller. A Fine Brush on Ivory will enhance the admiration and pleasure of all those who enjoy Austen's work.
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A Fine Brush On Ivory: An Appreciation of Jane Austen by Richard Jenkyns (Professor of the Classical Tradition and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)

What is it about Jane Austen's writing that brings such pleasure? There are good, even great novelists who are not good storytellers, and there are highly gifted storytellers who write thoroughly bad books. Jane Austen was both a very good storyteller and a great novelist. How did she do it? Richard Jenkyns's sparkling study delights in Austen's craft, wit, and pathos. His deep reading of the novels illuminates the subtlety, depth, and innovation that lie within them. He explores the development of her style, storytelling, and characterization, her technical prowess, and her place in comparison with her contemporaries, with a grace and wit worthy of the subject herself. All who read this book will come away with their admiration for Austen deepened, and their pleasure in her work enhanced.

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Review from previous edition Having fine-combed each of Austen's novels, Jenkyns offers up a feast of his personal meditations and reflections . . . this is a book which will inspire many to dust off their Austen collections so as to re-acquaint themselves with her elegant prose * The Good Book Guide *
a beautifully crafted essay . . . This is a small and elegant Christmas present for all enthusiasts. * FT Magazine *
The book is written with great grace and elegance, and shows the development of [Austen's] genius as a storyteller. I felt I knew a lot about her, but this book has given me new insights for which I'm grateful * P. D. James, Church Times *
This is that very rare thing nowadays, a book of criticism in which it is not necessary to read a sentence twice in order to understand it; though Richard Jenkyns writes so well, and offers so much insight and wisdom, that it is often a pleasure to do so. * Jane Austen Society Newsletter *

About Richard Jenkyns (Professor of the Classical Tradition and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)


Richard Jenkyns is Professor of the Classical Tradition and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

Table of Contents


1. Beginnings ; 2. The Shape of Comedy ; 3. The Character of Character ; 4. A Park with a View ; 5. The Prisoner of Hartfield ; 6. The Sense in Sensibility

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A Fine Brush On Ivory: An Appreciation of Jane Austen by Richard Jenkyns (Professor of the Classical Tradition and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)
Richard Jenkyns (Professor of the Classical Tradition and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)
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Oxford University Press
2007-02-15
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0199210993
9780199210992
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