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Jane Austen for dummies

Author: Joan Klingel Ray
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author presents Austen's biographical details and creates a historical context for her works. A great deal of information is given in brief, creating a broad-stroke view of Austen's world that will be accessible to a wide-ranging audience, from nonreaders to curious Janeites.
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Named Person: Jane Austen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Klingel Ray
ISBN: 0470008296 9780470008294
OCLC Number: 70173324
Description: xviii, 361 p. : ill. ; 23 cm..
Contents: Introduction. Part I: Getting to Know Jane Austen, Lady and Novelist. Chapter 1: Introducing Jane Austen. Chapter 2: Visiting Jane Austen's Georgian World. Chapter 3: Being Jane Austen (1775-1817). Chapter 4: Inspiring the Aspiring Novelist. Part II: Austen Observes Ladies and Gentlemen. Chapter 5: Practicing the Politics of Dancing. Chapter 6: Playing the Dating Game: Courtship, Austen Style. Chapter 7: Marrying: A Serious Business for Jane Austen and Her Characters. Chapter 8: Wily Females and Seductive Males. Part III: Living Life in Jane's World. Chapter 9: Looking at Ladies' Limited Rights and Roles. Chapter 10: Being a Man in a Man's World. Chapter 11: Experiencing Life at Home in Austen's Day. Chapter 12: Minding Your Manners. Chapter 13: Following Religion and Morality for Jane Austen and Her Times. Part IV: Enjoying Austen and Her Influence Today. Chapter 14: Reading Jane Austen. Chapter 15: Bringing Austen Novels to Stage, Screen, and Television. Chapter 16: Determining Austen's Literary Descendents. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Most Memorable Austen Characters. Chapter 18: Ten Best Austen-Related Books (Besides This One!). Chapter 19: Ten Best Austen Places to Visit. Chapter 20: Ten Best Austenisms (and What They Mean). Appendix: Jane Austen Chronology. Index.
Responsibility: Joan Elizabeth Klingel Ray.

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Explains Austen's methods, motivations, and morals The fun and easy way(r) to understand and enjoy Jane Austen Want to know more about Jane Austen? This friendly guide gives the scoop on her life,  Read more...

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"If you begin this book as dummy, you won't be one when you finish." (Financial Times, Sat 7th July)

 
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