Jane Austen: with 137 illustrations

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Thames and Hudson, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 143 pages
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Jane Austen sprang from the upper middle class society of late eighteenth century southern England. Orthodox in morals and religion, generally Tory in politics -- this was the milieu that she describes so memorably in her novels. Indeed her environment provided her with material ideally suited to her talents: accurate observation of character, wit, dramatic intuition, an ear for realistic dialogue, and a highly disciplined formal sense. These gifts, evident in the early and satirical novels Nortbanger Abbey and Sense and Sensibility, found their perfect expression in the great books of her maturity, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion.

The late novelist and critic Marghanita Laski brings to this illustrated biography the fruits of a long and loving study of Jane Austen, her work, her letters, and her time.

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User Review  - Bayan Mashat - Goodreads

Not really about Jane Austen as much as it's about "her family and where she lived". But still, great appreciated effort/work. Read full review

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User Review  - Pola - Goodreads

i find this book really interesting so far.. it's a biography of course but i recommend it for all Jane Austen's fans.. you learn everything about her life and the lives of people that surrounded her ... Read full review

About the author (1986)

Marghanita Laski was born in 1915 to a family of Jewish intellectuals in Manchester; Harold Laski, the socialist thinker, was her uncle. She is the author of six novels and a celebrated critic. She wrote books on Jane Austen and George Eliot and two books on the nature of ecstasy. She died in 1988.

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