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Cover of: Jane Austen | Carol Shields
About the Book

With the same sensitivity and artfulness that are the trademarks of her award-winning novels, Carol Shields explores the life of a writer whose own novels have engaged and delighted readers for the past two hundred years. In Jane Austen, Shields follows this superb and beloved novelist from her early family life in Steventown to her later years in Bath, her broken engagement, and her intense relationship with her sister Cassandra. She reveals both the very private woman and the acclaimed author behind the enduring classics Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma. With its fascinating insights into the writing process from an award– winning novelist, Carol Shields’s magnificent biography of Jane Austen is also a compelling meditation on how great fiction is created.

Classifications

Dewey 823/.7, B

9 editions First published in 2001

Edition Read Locate Buy
Cover of: Jane Austen
Jane Austen
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
E-book in English
Cover of: Jane Austen (Penguin Lives)
Jane Austen (Penguin Lives)
May 31, 2005, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
Cover of: Jane Austen 6-Copy Counter
Jane Austen 6-Copy Counter
May 31, 2005, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback in English
Cover of: Jane Austen
Jane Austen
2001, Chivers Press, Thorndike Press
in English
Cover of: Jane Austen (Lives)
Jane Austen (Lives)
November 1, 2001, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: Jane Austen
Jane Austen
2001, Viking
in English
Cover of: Jane Austen
Jane Austen
2001, Viking
in English
Cover of: Jane Austen
Jane Austen
2001, Chivers Press, Thorndike Press
in English
Cover of: Jane Austen
Jane Austen
2001, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
in English

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