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Jane Austen: A Life - Claire Tomalin
Jane Austen: A Life
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140251777 (0140251774)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Paperback Castles rated it
3.0 Jane Austen
As a devoted Jane Austen-fan, I am always on the lookout for new insights in her simple and short life. As this was praised as one of the best biographies ever written about her, I was intrigued. While it indeed was a very enjoyable and interesting biography, it tended to focus more on Austen's neig...
Bibliobimbo rated it
3.0 Jane Austen: A Life
A basically strong biography marred by the author's sometimes overreaching. Unfortunately, we have have little idea about much of Austen's life; this occasionally leads biographers to extrapolate based on little to no evidence. The most egregious example, in my opinion, was the dreadful Becoming Jan...
Kim Reads and Bakes
Kim Reads and Bakes rated it
I purchased and first read this book in Bath in 1999, after visiting Chawton (where Austen lived in the latter part of her life and wrote her last three novels) and Salisbury (where she died and was buried). After that albeit rather limited literary pilgrimage, it seemed appropriate to acquire and r...
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Not only is this a fun, easy biography of Jane Austen, I learned many things never covered in college literature courses. I learned in depth about her family, including her sister, Cassandra, who coped with several devastating losses in her life. The author's analyses of Miss Austen's novels is go...
thebookcoop rated it
I love Claire Tomalin - the biographer. She writes as if she knows them and you get a feeling of very close intimacy. There isn't much on Jane Austen but she still takes you into her world and by the end even though she's still a mysterious character - you feel as if you've been there with her. Her ...
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