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Jane Austen By Claire Tomalin

Jane Austen by Claire Tomalin

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The novels of Jane Austen picture a world of civility and reassuring stability. Was this the world she lived in? Not quite, as this biography shows. From local archives, the author has reconstructed the lives of the writer's relatives and Hampshire neighbours. Also included are passages of literary criticism as well as intimate portraits.

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Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin

The novels of Jane Austen depict a world of civility, reassuring stability and continuity, which generations of readers have supposed was the world she herself inhabited. Claire Tomalin's biography paints a surprisingly different picture of the Austen family and their Hampshire neighbours, and of Jane's progress through a difficult childhood, an unhappy love affair, her experiences as a poor relation and her decision to reject a marriage that would solve all her problems - except that of continuing as a writer. Both the woman and the novels are radically reassessed in this biography.

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Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin
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