Jane Austen A Life

Tomalin, Claire

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The six great novels of Jane Austen picture a world of civility and reassuring stability. But, as Tomalin demonstrates in this fascinating biography, this was not quite the world Austen herself lived in.

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Publish Date: 21/06/2012

Description

Jane Austen is the definitive biography of one of Britain’s best-loved novelists, from the acclaimed author of Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman

‘As near perfect a life of Austen as we are likely to get: intelligent, feeling, suggestive’ Carmen Callil, Daily Telegraph

‘Tomalin has written a biography that reflects Austen’s own exacting standards, a book that radiates intelligence, wit and insight’ Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

‘Of all the Austen biographies, this is the best … leaves the reader with a much deeper appreciation of the circumstances and motivation behind the creation of those six perfect novels’ Harpers & Queen

‘I cannot think that a better life of Jane Austen then Claire Tomalin’s will be written for many years.’ Philip Hensher, Mail on Sunday

‘A perfect biography: detailed, witty, warm. Tomalin involves us so deeply that Austen’s final illness and death come almost as a personal tragedy to the reader’ Dirk Bogarde, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 25 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

361

Language

English

Edition

Revised and updated Edition

Dewey

823.7 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K