Features a collection of facts and insights into the life and times of the great novelist and the attitudes and customs that shaped both her and her work. This title looks at the facts of author's life and times, as well as stories about her novels, including: the marriage proposal that Austen accepted, only to change her mind, and more.
Janet Todd is an authority on literature and culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Aberdeen University and the President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She is the author of many books on women in literature. Her books include Mary Wollstonecraft: A Revolutionary Life and Jane Austen in Context.
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