Jane Austen's sharp, witty novels have a devoted readership--and this biography feeds her fans' appetite for background on the beloved author, providing information on her relationships, contemporary attitudes, and the settings for her novels. Drawing on personal archives, Jane Austen features rare early manuscripts; a handwritten note outlining the profits from her novels; a letter from Jane's father to the publisher Thomas Cadell; and pages from the unfinished manuscript of Sanditon.
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About the Author
Janet Todd is an authority on literature and culture of the early eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She was educated at Cambridge University and the University of Florida and is currently the Professor of English Literature at Aberdeen University and the President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She is a well-respected author of many books on women in literature, including Mary Wollstonecraft: A Revolutionary Life (W&N) and Jane Austen: In Context (Cambridge University Press).