Jane Austen: A Life (Paperback)
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Jane Austen: A Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages
Published: 21/06/2012
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Jane Austen is the definitive biography of one of Britain's best-loved novelists, from the acclaimed author of Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman

'As near perfect a life of Austen as we are likely to get: intelligent, feeling, suggestive' Carmen Callil, Daily Telegraph

'Tomalin has written a biography that reflects Austen's own exacting standards, a book that radiates intelligence, wit and insight' Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

'Of all the Austen biographies, this is the best ... leaves the reader with a much deeper appreciation of the circumstances and motivation behind the creation of those six perfect novels' Harpers & Queen

'I cannot think that a better life of Jane Austen then Claire Tomalin's will be written for many years.' Philip Hensher, Mail on Sunday

'A perfect biography: detailed, witty, warm. Tomalin involves us so deeply that Austen's final illness and death come almost as a personal tragedy to the reader' Dirk Bogarde, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241963272
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
As near perfect a Life of Austen as we are likely to get: intelligent, feeling, suggestive -- Carmen Callil * Daily Telegraph *
A book that radiates intelligence, wit and insight -- Michiko Kakutani * New York Times *
A perfect biography: detailed, witty, warm -- Dirk Bogarde * Sunday Telegraph *
Claire Tomalin is the finest and most disinterested of biographers, because in her pages she has given Jane Austen her liberty -- Hilary Mantel * New York Review of Books *

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