Jane Austen

Jane Austen

by Fiona Stafford
     
 

Born in Hampshire in 1775, Jane Austen was one of seven children and began writing at an early age. In this new biography, leading Austen scholar Fiona Stafford offers a fresh perspective on the life and times of one of England’s most beloved authors. Such classics as Emma, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility are also analyzed

Overview

Born in Hampshire in 1775, Jane Austen was one of seven children and began writing at an early age. In this new biography, leading Austen scholar Fiona Stafford offers a fresh perspective on the life and times of one of England’s most beloved authors. Such classics as Emma, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility are also analyzed and discussed in the context of the world in which they were published. Providing an informative and enjoyable insight into the life of Austen both as a woman and a writer, this book will appeal to literature students and general readers alike.

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From the Publisher
"One of the best overviews of the author and her work that you are likely to read."  —Jane Austen Society of Australia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843919063
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Series:
Brief Lives
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Fiona Stafford is a fellow and tutor in English at Somerville College, Oxford.

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