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What Matters in Jane Austen? - John Mullan
What Matters in Jane Austen?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781408820117 (1408820110)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it
This was well-written and fascinating, and it changed the way I saw a lot of things in Jane Austen's novels. I enjoyed the almost "chatty" style and the way it bounced from book to book so easily. If you haven't read all of Austen's work, this is likely to be hard to follow (and also full of spoi...
aka Grasshopper
aka Grasshopper rated it
3.0 Hear Ye Janeites..
I spent a rainy day last week with Lady Susan, Austen's vivacious vixen. I was able to righteously condemn her for her licentiousness, but in so doing, I fell under the spell of her creator. If you've never worshipped at the Cult of Jane, this may sound peculiar. It sounds peculiar to me and I've be...
Comes highly recommended by a Guardian article whose taste I agree with; this does sound fun, doesn't it?
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork rated it
Format: HardbackOriginal Publication Date: 2012Genre(s): Nonfiction, LiterarySeries: NoThis enjoyable book by John Mullan is a collection of analytical essays, combing through Jane Austen’s books to answer various targeted questions. Each essay is roughly 15-20 pages long which took me, a relativel...
daisyq rated it
Really interesting if you love Jane Austen's works. This gives fascinating insights into life at the time Austen was writing, explaining a lot of things that her contemporary readers would take for granted. Mullan also explores Austen's technique and originality as an author. The book uses examples ...
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