Jane Austen: A Life / Edition 1

Jane Austen: A Life / Edition 1

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by David Nokes, Jane Austen
     
 

In this new biography of Jane Austen, David Nokes plays master sleuth and storyteller in presenting the great novelist "not in the modest pose which her family determined for her, but rather, as she most frequently presented herself, as rebellious, satirical, and wild."See more details below

Overview

In this new biography of Jane Austen, David Nokes plays master sleuth and storyteller in presenting the great novelist "not in the modest pose which her family determined for her, but rather, as she most frequently presented herself, as rebellious, satirical, and wild."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520216068
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/19/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
987,500
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

David Nokes is a Reader in English Literature at King's College, London. He is the author of John Gay: A Profession of Friendship (1995), and Jonathan Swift: A Hypocrite Reversed (1985).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxi
Acknowledgementsxiii
Introduction1
PART I Family Secrets
Chapter 1 Family Secrets11
PART II Steventon
Chapter 2 Noisy and Wild55
Chapter 3 Growing Up87
Chapter 4 Partial Prejudiced & Ignorant118
Chapter 5 Profligate and Shocking154
Chapter 6 I Say Nothing189
PART III Labyrinths
Chapter 7 Conspiracy231
Chapter 8 The Wrong Place259
Chapter 9 Abuse Everybody but Me303
PART IV Chawton
Chapter 10 One's Own Concerns357
Chapter 11 Wild Beast397
Chapter 12 A Little Disguised432
Chapter 13 My Own Style477
Chapter 14 Pictures of Perfection520
Notes529
Index561

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