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Byrne, Paula
The real Jane Austen : a life in small things / Paula Byrne
Alternate Title Life in small things
1st U.S. ed
New York : Harper, c2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PR4036 .B97 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
Subject(s) Women novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography
Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography
Physical Description xi, 380 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-357) and index
Contents Prologue : Captain Harville's carpentry -- The family profile -- The East Indian shawl -- The vellum notebooks -- The subscription list -- The sisters -- The barouche -- The cocked hat -- The theatrical scenes -- The card of lace -- The marriage banns -- The ivory miniature -- The daughter of Mansfield -- The crimson velvet cushions -- The topaz crosses -- The box of letters -- The laptop -- The royalty cheque -- The bathing machine
Summary "This new biography explores the forces that shaped the interior life of one of the most beloved novelists in the English language....each chapter begins by evoking an object that conjures up a key moment or theme in Austen's life and work.... The woman who emerges is far tougher, more socially and politically aware, and altogether more modern that the conventional picture.... The book looks closely, too, at the biographical influences on her work, as well as her boundless wit and energy...."--Dust jacket
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