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Jane Austen

Carol Shields

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson
25 May 2021
Series: Lives
Bestselling, award-winning novelist writing about one of the most popular and enduring English novelists of all time.

'Splendid ... a gem' LITERARY REVIEW 'An excellent biography' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Shields on Austen offers up a delicious prospect. And we are not disappointed' SCOTSMAN Jane Austen was one of the world's most remarkable writers, whose characters are as alive today as they were two hundred years ago. Despite being one of the most perceptive writers about people and relationships, she never married and always lived with her parents and sister Cassandra.

Perhaps unusual for women at that time, Jane Austen was acutely aware of the larger political and social world around her, but chose to focus her novels on the family as a microcosm through which to explore human nature.

The prizewinning novelist Carol Shields gives us a beautifully written, perceptive look at the life of one of the finest and most popular English novelists of all time.
By:   Carol Shields
Imprint:   Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   190g
ISBN:   9781474619783
ISBN 10:   1474619789
Series:   Lives
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   25 May 2021
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Carol Shields was an American-born Canadian novelist and short story writer. She is best known for her 1993 novel THE STONE DIARIES, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Governor General's Award in Canada. She died in 2003.

Reviews for Jane Austen

An excellent biography * MAIL ON SUNDAY * Shields on Austen offers up a delicious prospect. And we are not disappointed * SCOTSMAN * Splendid ... What Shields does, and does extremely well, is look carefully, with intelligence and imagination, at the core texts: the six finished novels, the three unfinished ones, the letters and the juvenilia ... It is a gem * LITERARY REVIEW *


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