Jane Austen the Woman: Some Biographical Insights: Some Biographical Insights

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By focusing on the woman rather than the author, George Tucker paints a new and welcome picture of Jane Austen: not the spinster recluse of previous biographies, but a vibrant, well-traveled woman who was very much a part of the world in which she lived.

The author of A Goodly Heritage: A History of Jane Austen's Family paints a new picture of Jane Austen by focusing on Austen the woman rather than Austen the author. The product of over 50 years of research, Jane ...

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Overview

By focusing on the woman rather than the author, George Tucker paints a new and welcome picture of Jane Austen: not the spinster recluse of previous biographies, but a vibrant, well-traveled woman who was very much a part of the world in which she lived.

The author of A Goodly Heritage: A History of Jane Austen's Family paints a new picture of Jane Austen by focusing on Austen the woman rather than Austen the author. The product of over 50 years of research, Jane Austen the Woman presents previously unpublished biographical material.

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"Austen has been depicted in earlier biographies as a shy and reclusive spinster. Tucker argues in this prodigiously researched and heavily footnoted study that Austen was a lively and witty woman who participated fully in the English social life she wrote about." —Publisher's Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312126889
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/15/1995
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Family Trees
Ch. 1 Presenting Miss Jane Austen 3
Ch. 2 Homes, Environments, and Friends 27
Ch. 3 Beaux and a Blighted Romance 47
Ch. 4 Jane Austen and the Events of Her Time 69
Ch. 5 The Elegant Amenities 87
Ch. 6 Jane Austen and the Prince Regent 111
Ch. 7 Jane Austen's Reading 129
Ch. 8 Jane Austen and Scandal 151
Ch. 9 Jane Austen's Journeyings 175
Ch. 10 Jane Austen and Religion 199
Abbreviations to the Notes 217
Notes 219
Bibliography 243
Index 251
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