By Paula Byrne
In The genuine Jane Austen, acclaimed literary biographer Paula Byrne offers the main intimate and revealing portrait but of a cherished yet advanced novelist.
Just as letters and tokens in Jane Austen’s novels frequently sign key turning issues within the narrative, Byrne explores the small issues – a scrap of paper, a gold chain, an ivory miniature – that held importance in Austen’s own and artistic life.
Byrne transports us to varied worlds, from the East Indies to innovative Paris, and to diverse occasions, from a excessive society scandal to a case of petty shoplifting. during this ground-breaking biography, Austen is determined on a much broader degree than ever ahead of, revealing a well-traveled and politically acutely aware author – very important points of her inventive improvement that experience lengthy been overlooked.
The actual Jane Austen is a clean, compelling, and fantastic biography of the writer of a few of our such a lot enduring vintage books – from Pride and Prejudice to Sense and Sensibility, Emma to Persuasion – and a vibrant evocation of the realm that formed her.