Becoming Jane Austen (Paperback)
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Becoming Jane Austen (Paperback)

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Paperback 312 Pages / Published: 05/03/2007
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Jon Spence's fascinating biography paints an intimate portrait of Jane Austen. "Becoming Jane Austen" gives the fullest account we have of her falling in love with the charming young Irishman Tom Lefroy, a relationship that was more serious and enduring than previously believed and one that had a profound effect upon her life and her art. The elegant narrative examines Austen's other emotional attachments, building a picture of her world as she herself perceived and experienced it. It is a world familiar to us from her novels, but in "Becoming Jane Austen", Jane herself is the heroine.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781847250469
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 327 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Jon Spence's 'Becoming Jane Austen' is one of the best half-dozen books published on Austen in the last quarter century.'

'This is a book full of wisdom about [Jane Austen] and her art.'

Joseph Wiesenfarth, JASNA News --Sanford Lakoff
'It is the small incidents that Jon Spence puts under the microscope in his entertaining and sensitive biography.' 'Jon Spence is painstaking, delicate, full of insight - a somehow fitting, friendly biographer.' Joceline Bury, Jane Austen's Regency World Magazine
Observer
'Jon Spence's book has all the virtues of a well-researched and original study. Hard to write anything new about Jane Austen these days, but Spence, in his own quiet and unobtrusive way, has done it.' John Bayley
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