Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels

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Frances Lincoln, Sep 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
28 Reviews
This book is a masterful and eminently readable presentation of the life and works of England's greatest woman novelist and easily the most beautifully illustrated book on that author that has ever been published. Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels is essential reading for students of literature and of social history and for all Jane Austen and enthusiasts who want to gain new insights into her work. Eminent Austen scholar Deirdre Le Faye presents a meticulously researched overview of life in early 19th century England, from foreign affairs to fashion, from transport to drains; she goes on to consider each novel individually, explaining its action, its setting, the reaction of public and critics and Jane's own feelings about the book. - Back cover.

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Another great Austen reference book. - Goodreads
Maps were difficult to read. - Goodreads
An essential reference for any serious Janeite. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Nutria Soupaloņon - Goodreads

It was not a very interesting book. The writing is bland and the choice of topics sounded a bit random. I hope I'll get my hands on a more researched and more thorough Austen-related book. Read full review

Review: Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels

User Review  - Rebecca Bugge - Goodreads

A charming not-so-little book on Jane Austen and the world where she lived and her novels are set. Nothing revolutionary, but then again, not trying to be that either - and still with room for news for someone who already knows quite a bit about Austen and her books. Well illustrated too. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

DEIRDRE LE FAYE is an expert on Jane Austen, and the author of several books about her, including the definitive biography Jane Austen: A Family Record for the British Library, and a completely new edition of Jane Austen’s Letters (OUP). She lives in Portishead, North Somerset.

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