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Jane Austen: A Life

Nokes, David

Verlag: University of California Press, 1998
ISBN 10: 0520216067 / ISBN 13: 9780520216068
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Titel: Jane Austen: A Life

Verlag: University of California Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1998

Einband: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Nokes plays master sleuth and storyteller to present the great novelist "not in the modest prose which her family determined for her, but rather, as she most frequently presented herself, as rebellious, satirical, and wild". 8 illustrations. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0520216067

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Inhaltsangabe: In this new biography of Jane Austen, David Nokes plays master sleuth and storyteller in presenting the great novelist "not in the modest pose which her family determined for her, but rather, as she most frequently presented herself, as rebellious, satirical, and wild."

Rezension: It's refreshing to get such a passionate and contrarian account of Jane Austen's life, though the book's emphasis on thwarted emotions and family misdeeds will undoubtedly displease the more traditional-minded of her admirers. David Nokes, a prominent scholar of 18th-century English literature, views Austen as "a wild beast" (her phrase) transformed by well-meaning relatives into a demure spinster through wholesale bowdlerizing of her letters and personal papers. Nokes's narrative doesn't tell us anything new, but by stressing Austen's ambition and acerbity, he offers a welcome alternative perspective.

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