RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 50402865 LA English T1 Becoming Jane Austen : a life A1 Spence, Jon., PB Hambledon and London PP London; New York YR 2003 SN 1852853948 9781852853945 AB "Becoming Jane Austen shows how Jane Austen's own personal experiences resonated throughout her work, from her juvenilia to Sanditon. Two people, above all, affected her life and caught her imagination. The first was her flirtatious and exotic cousin, Eliza de Feullide, married to a French count who was later guillotined. The second was the young Irish lawyer, Tom Lefroy, with whom Jane fell in love and whom she hoped to marry. Jon Spence traces the deep emotional impact that her encounters with Eliza and Tom had on her, and shows how she worked this out in her life and in her work, including in her major novels." --Book Jacket.