Jane Austen

This book traces the author’s life and times, her personal relationships, the attitudes and customs of the time that shaped her and were in turn shaped by her work, and the places where she lived, worked and set her novels.

£20.00

In stock

Jane Austen traces the author's life and times, her personal relationships, the attitudes and customs of the time that shaped her and were in turn shaped by her work, and the places where she lived, worked and set her novels, from rural Hampshire to fashionable Bath Spa.

Chapters on each of her novels run throughout the book and place them in the context of her life. This volume draws on archives for a truly insightful view of the author, reproducing rare and fascinating documents from her personal archives, including early manuscripts, a handwritten note outlining the profits from her novels, a letter from Jane's father to the publisher Thomas Cadell, which was returned to the family with the words 'Rejected by return of post' written on it, and pages from the unfinished manuscript of Sanditon.

For over 200 years, the novels of Jane Austen have been loved and celebrated across a diverse international readership. From her playful digs at the ridiculous to her examination of the strengths and weaknesses of humanity, she shows an insight into human behaviour, arguably unparalleled by any other novelist, that is as relevant today as when her novels were first published.

Additional information

Weight 776 g
Dimensions 250 × 216 × 19 mm
Author

Todd, Janet

Publisher

Andre Deutsch

Imprint

Andre Deutsch

Cover

Hardback

Pages

160

Language

English

Edition

0

Dewey

823.7 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

You may also like…

  • Some Words of Jane Austen

    £15.00

    Some Words of Jane Austen

    Jane Austen’s readers continue to find delight in the justness of her moral and psychological discriminations. But for most readers, her values have been a phenomenon more felt than fully apprehended. In this book, Stuart M. Tave identifies and explains a number of the central concepts across Austen’s novels-examining how words like “odd,” “exertion,” and, of course, “sensibility,” hold the key to understanding the Regency author’s language of moral values. Tracing the force and function of these words from Sense and Sensibility to Persuasion, Tave invites us to consider the peculiar and subtle ways in which word choice informs the conduct, moral standing, and self-awareness of Austen’s remarkable characters.

    SKU: 9780226633398 Category: Tag:
    £15.00
  • Playing Jane Austen

    £9.99

    Playing Jane Austen

    ‘Playing Jane Austen’ includes 7 scenes for the reader to perform, adapted from Austen’s novels with accompanying stage directions and advice on the correct skills and muslins to wear, you too can learn how to play Jane.

    SKU: 9780712352239 Category: Tag:
    £9.99
  • A Memoir of Jane Austen

    £8.99

    A Memoir of Jane Austen

    This unique edition brings together for the first time Austen-Leigh’s memoir of his aunt Jane Austen, together with shorter recollections by James Edward’s two sisters. It also includes Jane’s brother Henry’s two biographical accounts.

    £8.99