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Jane Austen, obstinate heart: a biography

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Publisher:
Arcade Publishing,
Pub. Date:
[2013]
Language:
English
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One hundred and fifty years after she lived and wrote, Jane Austen has become, in the words of Variety, magazine, a worldwide mega celebrity. How did this unmarried poor relation from a middle-class family of clergymen come to write the passionate, witty novels about love and money that have made her one of the most popular writers of all time? How much of what she wrote was taken from what she really lived? Austen's obstinacy made escape impossible -- she would not consider marrying without love. She died poor and single, and thought of her books as her children.Taking a fresh and perceptive look at Jane Austen's life and undoubted genius, Valerie Grosvenor Myer draws on Austen's letters, family papers, and other candid accounts by her friends and relatives to bring this humorous, lovable woman to life. Jane Austen: Obstinate Heart is a delightful and entertaining portrait that will appeal to Austen fans of all walks.
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9781611458138
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display_description "Jane Austen's world-famous novels give readers a small glimpse into the author's real life, which was filled with as many ups and downs as those of Emma Woodhouse or Elizabeth Bennet. She too had to navigate her way through a stratified society, filled with rules and repressions that she strove to break. But Austen was even more fascinating than her fiery female protagonists. In Jane Austen: Obstinate Heart, Valerie Grosvenor Myer explores the writer's life with detail that will make her books even more enjoyable for Austen fans. Grosvenor Meyer, who has previously written biographies of Margaret Drabble and Charlotte Brontèˆ, delves into letters, family memories, and Austen's novels to illuminate a perceptive picture of the woman herself and the social climate in which she lived. Surprises abound, and the reader is left with a sense of relief that Austen remained true to her " obstinate heart." This is an invaluable companion for anyone who has absorbed in one of her spirited novels."--Publisher's description.
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subject_facet Austen, Jane, -- 1775-1817, Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography
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