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Jane Austen: A Celebration of Her Life and Work [Hardcover]

Lauren Nixon
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5 Sep 2011
'Jane Austen: A celebration' brings together aspects of Austen's life, work and lasting legacy to give a fresh and detailed insight into one of the world's most beloved writers. Coinciding with the 200-year anniversary of the first publication of Sense and Sensibility, this title is a must for anyone has ever enjoyed Jane Austen. The book includes sections in the places and people that inspired her, as well as a carefully chosen selection of her personal correspondence. It also looks at Austen's modern success, with an examination of her recent popularity in film and television.

In addition to being an authoritative and readable text, A Celebration of Jane Austen is filled with beautiful high colour images. It includes many of the elegant illustrations of Hugh Thomson and Charles E. Brock. Thomson rose to fame as the illustrator of Coaching Days and Coaching Ways in 1888 and Brock, a talented artist, was part of the revival of Austen's work towards the end of the Victorian period. Their delicately tinted illustrations capture the romance, classic styles and nuances of the Regency period. The illustrations and photographs on every page of A Celebration bring Austen's world vividly to life.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Worth Press Ltd; 1st edition (5 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849310246
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849310246
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 18.6 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,077,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

A twenty-something graduate fresh from an English Literature degree at Bath Spa University who stumbled into being an author, Lauren Nixon is a life long Jane Austen fan. Her work as a guide at The Jane Austen Centre in Bath led to her first book, 'Jane Austen: A Celebration of her life and work', which commemorates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sense and Sensibility. In addition to Austen and the Regency, Lauren specialises in early Gothic writing and women's writing from the 17th to the 20th century. Her combination of the contemporary and the modern sets her titles apart from others on the market.

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From the Publisher

The title includes:

- Synopses and illustrated character portraits of all her works.

- Her family life and upbringing

- The places and people that inspired her, including a description of each of the houses she lived in

- Regency fashions and their place in her novels

- A carefully chosen selection of her personal correspondence

- Jane's ongoing popularity in film and television

- Beautiful colour illustrations.

About the Author

Josephine Ross is the author of Jane Austen: A Companion, published by Jane Austen's original publisher, John Murray. She has written a number of histories and biographies, as well as television drama scripts and several illustrated books for Vogue.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Beautifully Presented 31 Jan 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A substantial hardback book with attractive illustrations giving insight into the live and work of Jane Austen. An easy read that would be enjoyed by those familiar or unfamiliar with Miss Austen's works.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ideal for Christmas 17 Nov 2011
Format:Hardcover
A great book for a Christmas gift, beautifully illustrated but your description is incorrect unless later stock is different although price is the same. I bought 2 and both are as originally described - hardback.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You can't miss anything about Jane Austin 14 Feb 2013
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I have read only part of this book. I read some almost everyday and am enjoying learning about her day and the people. I downloaded all of Jane's books, etc. onto my Kindle. I have been an avid reader since my youth, but I have not read any of her books. I am now reading Sense and Sensibility and enjoying it a lot. It is going to take me some time to read them all. I am at this time going to turn 75 in March. Do I have time? Hope so. This will be one of my goals.
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