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101 Things You Didn't Know About Jane Austen: The Truth About the World's Most Intriguing Romantic Literary Heroine Paperback – January 19, 2007
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Patrice Hannon holds a Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University and has taught English literature full-time at Rutgers, Vassar College, and Stockton University. She is the author of 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane Austen, winner of the Jane Austen’s Regency World Award, presented by the Jane Austen Centre in Bath. She is also the author of Dear Jane Austen: A Heroine’s Guide to Life and Love and Black Tom: A Novel of Sabotage in New York Harbor. She lives in New York City. To learn more about Patrice’s books and to contact her, please visit her website, PatriceHannon.com.
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Just to give you an idea of what you will find in this book, here are a few of the many chapters which are included:
*Bloodline of a genius
*The other writer in the Austen family
*What did Jane really look like?
*Was Jane Austen a snob?
*Love at first sight
*What do Austen's novels say about beauty?
*What killed Jane Austen?
This book is compact and easily carried along on a walk in the park, or a trip. I have enjoyed my copy and keep it in my purse for those little quiet times alone.
I have since received a new copy from a different seller and it was in the condition promised. I highly recommend the book as a great reference or a wonderful gift for any avid reader.
If you are like me, avid to know more things about this Romantic Writer, this wil bring you interesting tidbits, perhaps, not included in other books about Jane.
I didn't expect to read this book as a narrative, straight through from beginning to end, but I did, and loved the way information was organized and presented. There is a references page, but very little citation within the text. Most of what I read, though, was familiar, and only really revolutionary in the way it was brought together to concentrate on recurring images, themes, and tropes in the works (including all the Juvenilia and other unpublished/unfinished novels). Section headings include "Bad Boys," "Prudence and Romance," and four sections on "Fine Naval Fervour." Inbetween are also sections frm Austen's life rather than her novels, such as "Arrested for Shoplifting," and "Dedicated to the One I Hate." There is also a ton of accessible information on publishing and the market (from the gothic to marriage market novels). Fine book, and any fan of the the novels or new-to-the-field scholar would find it packed full of fun information and prompts for further study.
Laurel Ann, Austenprose
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