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  • Published: 21 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141954950
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Jane Austen




'Truly marvellous. I cannot think of a better life of Jane Austen than Claire Tomalin's' Philip Hensher

Claire Tomalin brings her extraordinary gifts of scholarship, fluent writing and empathy for her subjects to bear on one of our greatest, and most elusive, novelists. Widely acclaimed as the finest of Austen biographies, the book offers us 'a brave, sharp-tongued character who fairly bounces off the page' (Val Hennesy). And along the way it gives us an 'authoratative, graceful,succinct account of a wide swathe of English society which brilliantly illuminates' the novelist (Victoria Glendinning).

  • Published: 21 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141954950
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

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Praise for Jane Austen

As near perfect a Life of Austen as we are likely to get: intelligent, feeling, suggestive

Carmen Callil, Daily Telegraph

A book that radiates intelligence, wit and insight

Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

A perfect biography: detailed, witty, warm

Dirk Bogarde, Sunday Telegraph

Claire Tomalin is the finest and most disinterested of biographers, because in her pages she has given Jane Austen her liberty

Hilary Mantel, New York Review of Books

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