Becoming Jane Austen

Hambledon Continuum (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 5. März 2007
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 312 Seiten
978-1-84725-046-9 (ISBN)
Jon Spence's fascinating biography paints an intimate portrait of Jane Austen. Becoming Jane Austen gives the fullest account we have of her falling in love with the charming young Irishman Tom Lefroy, a relationship that was more serious and enduring than previously believed and one that had a profound effect upon her life and her art. The elegant narrative examines Austen's other emotional attachments, building a picture of her world as she herself perceived and experienced it. It is a world familiar to us from her novels, but in Becoming Jane Austen, Jane herself is the heroine.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
22 black and white
  • Höhe: 198 mm
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  • Breite: 129 mm
978-1-84725-046-9 (9781847250469)
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Jon Spence is an American and was educated at King's College, London University. He has lived abroad for many years and now divides his time between London and Sydney. He is the editor of A Century of Wills from Jane Austen's Family and Jane Austen's Brother Abroad: The Grand Tour Journals of Edward Austen. He acted as Historical Consultant on the film Becoming Jane.
1 Legacies
2 Home
3 Scenes
4 The Good Apprentice
5 History
6 Love and Art
7 Place
8 Ways of Escape
9 Money
10 Work
11 The World
12 The Body
'Jon Spence's book has all the virtues of a well-researched and original study. Hard to write anything new about Jane Austen these days, but Spence, in his own quiet and unobtrusive way, has done it.' John Bayley
Tablet, The 'It is the small incidents that Jon Spence puts under the microscope in his entertaining and sensitive biography.' 'Jon Spence is painstaking, delicate, full of insight - a somehow fitting, friendly biographer.' Joceline Bury, Jane Austen's Regency World Magazine
Observer Mention in The Bookseller
British Heritage Magazine

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