A Portrait of Jane Austen

A Portrait of Jane Austen

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The late 18th century world in which Jane Austen lived was one that combined good sense, elegant manners, intelligence and piety with a liberal dash of spirited fun. Drawing on Jane Austen's letters, novels, and other people's memories of her, David Cecil sets out to "reconstruct and depict her living personality and to explore it in relation to her art". The portrait that emerges is of a clear-sighted, observant, strong-minded woman whose witty and ironic representation of her own society has delighted millions of readers for centuries.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 186 x 242 x 14mm | 439.98g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0141390328
  • 9780141390321

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