on 3 March 2013
This book is written in a fashion were all chapters cover one topic which influences Jane's writing, it includes women and there place in society; changing ranks; love and friendship. The introductory paragraphs are interesting and very well researched. You feel like the person is really the top authority in Austen, and has scrutinised each text. Unfortunately there are chapters, where there they end with page upon page of quotes. There is no reflection on these quotes, or further analysis of the language used, which I think is a shame. With all these quotes, this becomes more than an overall piece, but without the depth of insight, it is less that an academic piece. And for this reason I feel a little lost with I how I feel about this book.