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Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World - Community Reviews back

by Claire Harman
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
bookshelves: spring-2014, published-2009, radio-4x, nonfiction, biography, lit-crit, books-about-books-and-book-shops, next Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from May 10 to 15, 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kmzyvDescription: Alice Krige reads from Claire Harman's exploration of...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 11 years ago
If one was only going to read one book about Jane Austen, this is the one I'd recommend. Harman covers Austen's life, literary influences, work habits, as well as the public and critical reception her books have received in the years since their first drafts. Few regular readers are interested (I ...
Leslie's Book Fort
Leslie's Book Fort rated it 11 years ago
In this lively and fascinating book, Claire Harman traces the trajectory of Jane Austen's reputation, both within her family and among the larger public, from her earliest writing, which was read aloud and passed between family members, through "Dear Aunt Jane" of the early 1900s, and ending with he...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 11 years ago
Lordy, this book bored me as much as some of Jane Austen's writing..I thought the biographical stuff was interesting, but it was so dryly written that it was hard to keep my interest.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 19 years ago
If one was only going to read one book about Jane Austen, this is the one I'd recommend. Harman covers Austen's life, literary influences, work habits, as well as the public and critical reception her books have received in the years since their first drafts. Few regular readers are interested (I ...
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