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Jane Austen lives on!,
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This review is from: What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved (Hardcover)
Fascinating! It's a detailed assessment of the characters and themes in her books and what they tell you about her era - life in the 18th/19th period, the social mores etc., and tell you a great deal more about the meaning of thge stories than you might otherwise appreciate. Very appropriate, given that just a few days ago it was the bicentennial of
the pulication of 'Pride and Prejudice'. It's essemnbtially a series of academic disertations/lecture programmes, so it's a
little heavy to read at first, but keep going and, if you're like me, you'll soon find it a page-turner. But as each chapter ois self-standing, you can pick it up, put it down and come back to it when you've got time. Overall, very enjoyable and worthwhile. Enjoy!