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A Jane Austen education : how six novels taught me about love, friendship, and the things that really matter

Author: William Deresiewicz
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2011.
Series: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A self-styled intellectual rebel, William Deresiewicz never thought Jane Austen's novels had anything to offer him. But when he was assigned to read Emma as a Columbia graduate student, something extraordinary happened. Austen's devotion to the everyday and her belief in the value of ordinary lives ignited something in him. Viewing the world through her eyes and treating people as generously, his life suddenly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large print books
Large type books
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Deresiewicz
ISBN: 9781410440266 1410440265
OCLC Number: 721890754
Description: 347 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Emma: everyday matters --
Pride and prejudice: growing up --
Northanger Abbey: learning to learn --
Mansfield Park: being good --
Persuasion: true friends --
Sense and sensibility: falling in love --
The end of the story.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Responsibility: William Deresiewicz.

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Austen scholar Deresiewicz turns to the author's novels to reveal the remarkable life lessons hidden within. With humor and candor, Deresiewicz employs his own experiences to demonstrate the enduring  Read more...

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