So You Think You Know Jane Austen?: A Literary Quizbook

So You Think You Know Jane Austen?: A Literary Quizbook

Paperback Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

By (author) John Sutherland, By (author) Deirdre Le Faye

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 16mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199538999
  • ISBN 13: 9780199538997
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Illustrations note: one line drawing
  • Sales rank: 131,826

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How well do you really know your favourite author? Ace literary detective turned quizmaster John Sutherland and Austen buff Deirdre Le Faye challenge the reader to find out. Starting with easy, factual questions that test how well you remember a novel and its characters, the quiz progresses to a level of greater difficulty, demanding close reading and interpretative deduction. What really motivates the characters, and what is going on beneath the surface of the story? Designed to amuse and divert, the questions and answers take the reader on an imaginative journey into the world of Jane Austen, where hypothesis and speculation produce fascinating and unexpected insights. Whether you are an expert or enthusiast, So You Think You Know Jane Austen? guarantees you will know her much better after reading it. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Deirdre Le Faye is a renowned Austen expert, editor ofJane Austen's Letters (OUP, 1995). She is also the author of The Jane Austen Cookbook (1995), Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels (2002), and Jane Austen: A Family Record (1989, new edtion 2003).

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you should get a kick out of answering any of the questions in this book correctly. Irish Times For those reading Austen for academic puposes the clear answers and insights could prove a valuable learning tool. Irish Times