So You Think You Know Jane Austen?

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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 17.78mm | 90.72g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • one line drawing
  • 0192804405
  • 9780192804402
  • 859,022

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"This challenging quizbook...arranges questions, in four ascending levels of difficulty for each novel.... The Austen quiz is great fun.... There should be one for every author in the canon."--The New York Times "This challenging quizbook...arranges questions, in four ascending levels of difficulty for each novel.... The Austen quiz is great fun.... There should be one for every author in the canon."--The New York Times "This challenging quizbook...arranges questions, in four ascending levels of difficulty for each novel.... The Austen quiz is great fun.... There should be one for every author in the canon."--The New York Times "This challenging quizbook...arranges questions, in four ascending levels of difficulty for each novel.... The Austen quiz is great fun.... There should be one for every author in the canon."--The New York Timesshow more

About John Sutherland

John Sutherland recently retired as Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London. He is the author of Is Heathcliff a Murderer?, Can Jane Eyre Be Happy?, Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennet?, and (with Cedric Watts) Henry V, War Criminal?. Deirdre Le Faye, a renowned Austen expert, is editor ofJane Austen's Letters. She is also the author of The Jane Austen Cookbook, Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels, and Jane Austen: A Family Record.show more

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