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Jane Austen's life and novels : a documentary volume

Author: Joan Klingel Ray
Publisher: Detroit : Gale, Cengage Learning, ©2012.
Series: Dictionary of literary biography, v. 363.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A bio-bibliographic guide covering Jane Austen's life and writings, using contemporary or mid- to late-eighteenth and nineteenth-century sources, drawing heavily on the author's letters and the accounts of those who remembered her well. This volume covers Austen's childhood, how she evolved into a writer, and her published novels and their reception by the public and by literary scholars.
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Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Klingel Ray
ISBN: 9780787681814 0787681814
OCLC Number: 731910724
Notes: "A Bruccoli Clark Layman book."
Description: xxviii, 446 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Austen's world : backgrounds for the novels --
Becoming a novelist --
Finally a published author : 'Sense and sensibility' and 'Pride and prejudice' --
"My own way" : 'Mansfield Park' and 'Emma' --
A career cut short : 'Northanger Abbey' and 'Persuasion' --
Austen's early reputation.
Series Title: Dictionary of literary biography, v. 363.
Responsibility: edited by Joan Klingel Ray.

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A bio-bibliographic guide covering Jane Austen's life and writings, using contemporary or mid- to late-eighteenth and nineteenth-century sources, drawing heavily on the author's letters and the accounts of those who remembered her well. This volume covers Austen's childhood, how she evolved into a writer, and her published novels and their reception by the public and by literary scholars.

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