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Author Byrne, Paula.
Title The real Jane Austen : a life in small things / Paula Byrne.
Published New York : Harper, c2013.
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 Floor4  PR4036 .B97 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description xi, 380 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-357) and index.
Contents Prologue : Captain Harville's carpentry -- The family profile -- The East Indian shawl -- The vellum notebooks -- The subscription list -- The sisters -- The barouche -- The cocked hat -- The theatrical scenes -- The card of lace -- The marriage banns -- The ivory miniature -- The daughter of Mansfield -- The crimson velvet cushions -- The topaz crosses -- The box of letters -- The laptop -- The royalty cheque -- The bathing machine.
Summary "This new biography explores the forces that shaped the interior life of one of the most beloved novelists in the English language....each chapter begins by evoking an object that conjures up a key moment or theme in Austen's life and work.... The woman who emerges is far tougher, more socially and politically aware, and altogether more modern that the conventional picture.... The book looks closely, too, at the biographical influences on her work, as well as her boundless wit and energy...."--Dust jacket.
Subject Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.
Women novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
Alternate Title Life in small things
ISBN 9780061999093
OCLC number 802324318