Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen (Paperback)
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Short Description for Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen Alice is 18, a student, has spiky hair and is an aspiring novelist who recoils at the idea of reading Jane Austen. Through letters, remimiscent of Jane Austen's to her own niece, "Aunt" Fay examines the rewards of such study, in a tribute to the writer, and an exploration of the craft of fiction.
- Published: 06 May 1993
- Format: Paperback 160 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780340589373 ISBN 10: 034058937X
- Sales rank: 16,368
Full description for Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen
Alice is an eighteen-year-old student and aspiring novelist with green spiky hair, a child of the modern age who recoils at the idea of reading Jane Austen. In a sequence of letters reminiscent of Jane Austen's to her own neice, 'aunt' Fay examines the rewards of such study. Not only is her correspondence a revealing tribute to a great writer - it is also an original and rewarding exploration of the craft of fiction itself.