School Library JournalGr 7-10-Drawing on personal observations of her own family, Austen wrote about marriage customs and English society, inserting humor and sarcasm into her works about romantic attachments. This clearly written, short biography contains descriptions of Austen's family life, her early education, writing career, and influences. Illustrations and photographs of movie adaptations, the family home, engravings from original publications, and places familiar to the writer help to familiarize students with aspects of her writing and her life. This book will help students to better understand this important British writer and the age in which she lived and wrote.-Pat Bender, The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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