A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter
Pages no: 273
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Literary Criticism
, Books About Books
, Literary Fiction
, Biography Memoir
First things first: I love Jane Austen's novels. They are clever, often biting in their social commentary, and give us a picture of everyday life during the Regency era.So, I was a little surprised when author William Deresiewicz started off the book by telling us how much he hated Jane Austen when ...
This is a strange little book. It's part literary criticism, part biography, part autobiography, and part rambling on the nature of the various relationships we all find ourselves in. The author had a number of really good insights, but sometimes his modernist worldview got in the way and he could n...
I was wandering my library shelves when I found this book. What drew me wast the fact that it was about Jane Austen but was written by a man. I have never heard more disparaging comments about Jane Austen than from men who have never read her work. I took it home and was completely sucked in. In fa...
This made me want to reread every single Jane Austen novel, starting with Northanger Abbey. Henry Tilney 4 life.Also, this man has serious father issues.
I'm a graduate student studying English, and it's a welcome change to find flattering literary criticism concerning Jane Austen. I'm not sure why critics always attack Austen, but I was pleasantly surprised by Deresiewicz's book. He points out lessons he learned from reading Austen, and applie...
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