||A domestic biography of Jane Austen, written for the average reader, that emphasizes her family life, her seagoing relatives, and her coming of age as a writer. Also included are quirky facts about the books themselves.
||Readers have long cherished the brilliant, ironic novels of Jane Austen and critics have ranked them with the masterpieces of world literature, but surprisingly, there has been no major biography of the novelist in over seventy years. Park Honan's highly accliamed "Jane Austen: Her Life" is the biography that Austen--and her readers--have long deserved.
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||A profile of Jane Austen offers new insights into her private world and her literary reputation, revealing the experiences and observations upon which she drew to produce such masterpieces as "Pride and Prejudice" and "Northanger Abbey"