Jane AustenBook - 1975 | 1st paperback ed
This work is a study of the life and work of Jane Austen, who sprang from the upper-middle class society of late 18th-century southern England. Self-contained, orthodox in morals and religion, depending for its strength on the professions and on the ownership of the land - this was the milieu in which she spent her life and which she describes so memorably in her novels. Her environment provided her with material ideally suited to her talents: accurate observation of character, wit, dramatic intuition, an ear for realistic dialogue and a highly disciplined formal sense.
Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, c1975
Edition: 1st paperback ed
Branch Call Number: B Au74l
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill., facsim., genealogical table, map, ports. ; 24 cm