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The Jane Austen Pocket Bible (Pocket Bibles) [Kindle Edition]

Holly Ivins
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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A must read for novice readers of Jane Austen's oeuvre or neophytes who have just began to read one of her novels and would like to know more...very engaging and I highly recommend it --The Gentle Madhouse

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The perfect gift for literature lovers

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 247 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Bibles; 1 edition (11 Aug 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009HPE0KU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,838 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Holly studied at the University of St Andrews where she attained an MA in English and an M.Litt in Romantic Studies. She currently lives in London where she works in publishing and continues to read Jane Austen and other classic novels voraciously.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A captivating read! 15 Feb 2011
Format:Hardcover
This is one of the most fascinating books I've read in a while. The author's passion for Austen shines out from the pages and her clear and fresh but also emotive style is a joy to read. The book provides a well-rounded and absorbing insight into Jane's novels and I was amazed at how much more I got out of Pride and Prejudice once I was armed with this wonderful little volume. One of the book's highlights are the sections on the social and historical context of Jane's work which manage to be informative but not at all stuffy, for example guidance is given on hosting your own Regency dinner party (and also on why each guest's manners don't match up to the standards of Regency ladies and gentlemen).
A book I'd recommend to scholars, schoolchildren and anyone who'll listen.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Austen-tastic! 27 Oct 2010
Format:Hardcover
When I first bought this book I thought I would dip in and out of it, but I ended up reading it cover to cover. It offers an excellent introduction to the world of Austen - her life, books and tv/film adaptations and provides more unusual and interesting facts for those more familiar with her work. The Pocket Bible manages to avoid being patronising or gimmicky like a lot of current books based on Austen and has enhanced my enjoyment of my favourite novels. It has solved many Christmas present problems for me this year, thank you!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for any Jane fan! 5 Sep 2010
Format:Hardcover
I absolutely adored this book! It's full of interesting little facts that even the most avid of fans won't know about. A definite for any fan of her books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Jane Austen Pocket Bible 10 Nov 2011
By Anne H
Format:Hardcover
This is a wonderful book. I thought I would use it as a companion to reading Jane Austen or to check up on facts when I watched a particular film, but the book is so interesting that I simply read the whole thing through.
It is an entertaining read. Not only does it provide information about the novels themselves, it also sets the historical background for Jane Austen's writing, providing an insight into her life and the culture of the time period. There are synopses of the novels with descriptions of the main characters and suggestions of the themes to look out for in each novel. The book also covers the various film and television adaptations, providing a brief critique, information on the costumes, and details of the film locations. This book contains everything you would like to know about Jane Austen and is an absolute must for all Jane Austen fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book simply because I love all Jane Austen's novels and the late 18th and the early 19th century society. The book is superb and it has a lot of information about the characters in the novels, Austen's real life, all the movies and some fun facts that at least I didn't knew before. I recommend it very much, buy it!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Present! 11 Sep 2010
Format:Hardcover
I bought this book because I liked all of the Jane Austen films. I learned so many things about Jane and her life and works. It is crammed full of interesting facts, written in an easy and informative way. This book is a must for all Jane Austen fans.
Lesley Birbeck
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