Austen, Jane (Literary Lives)

Austen, Jane (Literary Lives)

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This work is a study of the life and work of Jane Austen, who sprang from the upper-middle class society of late 18th-century southern England. Self-contained, orthodox in morals and religion, depending for its strength on the professions and on the ownership of the land - this was the milieu in which she spent her life and which she describes so memorably in her novels. Her environment provided her with material ideally suited to her talents: accurate observation of character, wit, dramatic intuition, an ear for realistic dialogue and a highly disciplined formal sense. The author provides a study of Jane Austen's work, her letters, (which are quoted) and her period.
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 180 x 228 x 12mm | 381.02g
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 050026015X
  • 9780500260159
  • 655,295

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