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Young Jane Austen

Young Jane Austen


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What was Jane Austen like as a child? What were her formative influences and experiences, her challenges and obstacles, that together set her on the path toward becoming a writer? Drawing upon a wide array of sources, including Austen's own books and correspondence, Lisa Pliscou has created a "speculative biography" for adults which, along with 20 charming black-and-white illustrations, offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of young Jane Austen. Also included is a richly detailed, annotated version of the narrative and an overview of Austen's life, legacy, and the era in which she lived, as well as a timeline of her key childhood events. YOUNG JANE AUSTEN is sure to intrigue anyone interested in Jane Austen, in writing and the creative process, and in the triumph of the artistic spirit.

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ISBN-13: 9781939288905
Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
Publication date: 04/20/2015
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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Beth Kephart

Like the very best of books, Young Jane Austen exists well beyond labels. It is an empathetic biography and an empathic search, a reflection on a singular person and an engaging, universal treatise on creative fervor. At the heart of it all lives an against-the-odds heroine who helped launch that strange, imperfect, necessary creature we now call the novel. --Beth Kephart, author of Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir and Going Over

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