Jane Austen at Home

A Biography
 
 
Hodder Paperback (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 19. April 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 486 Seiten
978-1-4736-3220-2 (ISBN)
 
Author of "Cavalier: The Story Of A 17th Century Playboy" Lucy Worsley approaches the figure of Jane Austen through the unique lens of the places that meant the most to her, going through the rooms in which Austen produced her greatest works. Popular conceptions of Austen are challenged by some of the information, such as the matter of Austen having five different marriage prospects.
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
Hodder & Stoughton
  • Paperback
2 x 8 page colour insets
  • Höhe: 198 mm
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  • Breite: 128 mm
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  • Dicke: 38 mm
  • 363 gr
978-1-4736-3220-2 (9781473632202)
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Lucy Worsley is an historian, author, curator and television presenter. Lucy read history at New College, Oxford and worked for English Heritage before becoming Chief Curator at the charity Historic Royal Palaces. She also presents history programmes for the BBC, and her bestselling books include Jane Austen at Home, A Very British Murder: The Curious Story of how Crime was Turned into Art, If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home, Courtiers: the Secret History of the Georgian Court and Cavalier: The Story of a 17th century Playboy.
Lucy Worsley 'is a great scene-setter for this tale of triumph and heartbreak' * Sunday Times * A sprightly new take on Austen's life. * Mail on Sunday * An interesting portrait of Georgian and Regency material culture. There's much intriguing historical detail. * Literary Review * Worsley offers us much that Austen's admirers wish to know... [she] is entirely convincing. * New York Times * A deep, prolifically researched dive into the houses, vacation homes, and schools where the author spent her life. * Vogue magazine * Rarely, if ever, will you encounter a historian so in command of their material. Truly, this is a dazzling exercise in persuasion, written with sense and sensibility. * Saturday Express * Brilliant and very moving, this book is a fascinating and original exploration of Jane Austen with lots of new material - Worsley brings Austen to life superbly, through her pages she is a flesh and blood woman, intelligent, powerful, contradictory, loving, loved. A magnificent book. * Kate Williams * A vivid portrait of Jane Austen. A must for any Austenite. * Red magazine * Jane Austen at Home offers a fascinating look at Jane Austen's world through the lens of the homes in which she lived and worked throughout her life. The result is a refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity. * Amanda Foreman * This is my kind of history: carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party - or the parsonage. * Antonia Fraser *

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