The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen

The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen

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by Jane Austen
     
 

Though Jane Austen had little contact with society outside her extended family, and none whatsoever with London literary life, her novels have long been admired for their sharp - indeed wicked - social observations, their satirical wit, the brilliance of the author's comic realism, and her sure grasp of human nature.

The Wit and Wisdom of Jane

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Though Jane Austen had little contact with society outside her extended family, and none whatsoever with London literary life, her novels have long been admired for their sharp - indeed wicked - social observations, their satirical wit, the brilliance of the author's comic realism, and her sure grasp of human nature.

The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen, is an absorbing collection of her sharpest, most profound and amusing observations - on human nature, money, marriage, life, and society - taken from her novels and her extremely entertaining letters. She also muses on romantic innocence, self-delusion, gullibility, greed, snobbery, rudeness, arrogance, obsequiousness, and other subjects. Above all her comments center on the antics of those seeking well-connected and well-appointed husbands, and their efforts to elbow out their less "suitable" rivals.

Perfect for browsing and highly quotable, this beautifully decorated volume will delight Austen devotees, as well as readers less familiar with her life and work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760770160
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/07/2005
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.72(d)

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Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 16, 1775
Date of Death:
July 18, 1817
Place of Birth:
Village of Steventon in Hampshire, England
Place of Death:
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Education:
Taught at home by her father

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