The Friendly Jane Austen

The Friendly Jane Austen

A Well-mannered Introduction to A Lady of Sense & Sensibility

Book - 1999
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Jane mania is upon us, with almost the whole Austen canon now gorgeously filmed, her classic novels captivating today's sensibility, and a faux Miss Austen herself featured in an ongoing mystery series. Both diehard addicts and new converts to the cult will find endless revelations and witty insights in The Friendly Jane Austen, the latest in the enormously successful Friendly pop reference series. Quizzes, complete guides to every novel and favorite character, eye-catching illustrations, interviews with many from Austen scholars to T. C. Boyle to Miss Manners, a filmography and bibliography, and browsable quotes and sidebars throughout will help you:* Hit the highlights of Jane's juvenilia * Learn about the man who almost won Jane's hand * Find out how to tell a rake from a rattle (hint: they're both rascals) * Ponder the motif of decapitation in Jane's life * Bone up on the biggest controversy among Janeites For the millions who re-read Pride and Prejudice each year, own Sense and Sensibility on video, and watch Clueless for its Emma subtext, this is an essential companion and the holiday gift of choice.
Publisher: New York : Viking Penguin, 1999.
ISBN: 9780670874255
Branch Call Number: 823/.7/Auste/-T 6173cg 1
Characteristics: xix, 299 p. : ill.
Alternative Title: Jane Austen


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Feb 15, 2005

If you love everything Jane Austen, then you will love this book. Full of tidbits and miscellanea from her books, this will also bring a smile to your face! A short history of her life starts if off, and then we get to the good stuff! Endless discussion and chatters from Janeites are interspersed with quotes and facts like ?What is a ha-ha?? and how to make syllabub and white soup. And if you can?t make it to Bath this season, this is an experience that you will enjoy immersing yourself in.

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