The real Jane Austen : a life in small things / Paula Byrne

Author(s): Byrne, Paula
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Subjects: Women novelists, English--19th century--Biography
Novelists, English--19th century--Biography
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Published: New York : Harper, c2013
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xi, 380 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Life in small things
Notes: ISBN: 9780061999093
ISBN: 0061999091
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
OCLC Number: 802324318
ISBN/ISSN: 9780061999093
0061999091