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Jane's Fame How Jane Austen Conquered the World (Paperback)

Author:  Claire Harman
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0312680651
ISBN-13: 9780312680657
Sku: 217024475
Publish Date: 2/1/2011
Pages:  277
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"Jane''s Fame" tells the fascinating story of Jane Austen''s renown, from the years of rejection the author faced during her lifetime to the global recognition and adoration she now enjoys. Almost two hundred years after her death, Austen remains a hot topic, constantly open to revival and reinterpretation and known to millions of people through film and television adaptations as much as through her books. In "Jane''s Fame, " Claire Harman gives us the complete biography--of both the author and her lasting cultural influence--making this essential reading for anyone interested in Austen''s life, works, and remarkably potent fame.

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Jane’s Fame tells the fascinating story of Jane Austen’s renown, from the years of rejection the author faced during her lifetime to the global recognition and adoration she now enjoys. Almost two hundred years after her death, Austen remains a hot topic, constantly open to revival and reinterpretation and known to millions of people through film and television adaptations as much as through her books. In Jane’s Fame, Claire Harman gives us the complete biography—of both the author and her lasting cultural influence—making this essential reading for anyone interested in Austen’s life, works, and remarkably potent fame.

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British Austen scholar Claire Harman charts the vast and various influence Jane Austen's life and works have had during the last two centuries since her death. JANE'S FAME examines Austen's different factions of devotees throughout history, the ever-shifting critical response to her work, and the books and films that have blossomed all around her, some like flowers and some like weeds.

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"[A] sharp and scholarly analysis of Jane Austen's life....Harman...delights with this comprehensive catalogue of Austen-mania." (starred review) 12/21/2009

"Harman's shrewd critical study, brimming with Brit wit, freshens up our impression of Austen....With nimble steps, Harman dances through 200 years' worth of critical reception of Austen's novels, sharing the good, the bad and the brainless." - Maureen Corrigan 03/22/2010

"JANE'S FAME charts the rise and rise of the Austen cult and reminds us how weird that cult can be....Harman's book doesn't contain much about Austen that hasn't been covered elsewhere, but it presents the story of Austen's self-fashioning and later popularity in a convincing, enjoyable way." - Sophie Gee 04/18/2010

"[A] good book that, like Austen's oeuvre itself, leaves the reader wishing for more." - Dennis Drabelle 04/18/2010

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Product attributePublisher:   Picador USA
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