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Jane Austen A Life (Paperback)

Author:  Claire Tomalin
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679766766
ISBN-13: 9780679766766
Sku: 30459265
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  400
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The author of Mrs. Jordans Profession offers an incisive portrait of the acclaimed author and the Georgian society in which she lived, discussing her personal life, her family, her colorful neighbors, and her extraordinary novels. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. *Author: Tomalin, Claire *Subtitle: A Life *Publication Date: 1999/05/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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The author of Mrs. Jordan's Profession offers an incisive portrait of the acclaimed author and the Georgian society in which she lived, discussing her personal life, her family, her colorful neighbors, and her extraordinary novels. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.Here, firmly rooted in her own social setting for the first time, is the real Jane Austen - the shy woman willing to challenge convention, the woman of no pretensions who nevertheless called herself "formidable," a woman who could be frivolous and yet suffer from black depressions, who showed unfailing loyalty and, in the conduct of her own life, unfailing bravery.

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Literary Review
"[E]xcellent work....Tomalin...grabs the reader with her use of the second person pronoun: 'you can imagine,' 'when you think.' The effect is strange for a moment, but soon succeeds in pulling the reader into the heart of the biographical process itself." - Kathryn Hughes October 1997

Washington Post Book World
"Claire Tomalin, while sticking firmly to facts, never lets her readers forget that what she describes is the 18th century, over 200 years distant, in its opinions and habits, from our viewpoint." - Joan Aiken 10/26/1997

Kirkus Reviews
"[E]xpertly places the great novelist in her historical moment, without attempting to fully plumb her psyche....Tomalin doesn't convince with her tentative explanations of what mad Austen tick. Be it somewhat lacking in depth, however, the sketch of the famous author that emerged from Tomalin's unassuming, lucid and concise account...does do justice to the integrity of her complex character....Recommended for those seeking a brief introduction to Austen's life, times, and work." 10/01/1997

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0400
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books USA
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