Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
Jane Austen: A Life
by David Nokes
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English (1)
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0374113262, Hardcover)It's refreshing to get such a passionate and contrarian account of Jane Austen's life, though the book's emphasis on thwarted emotions and family misdeeds will undoubtedly displease the more traditional-minded of her admirers. David Nokes, a prominent scholar of 18th-century English literature, views Austen as "a wild beast" (her phrase) transformed by well-meaning relatives into a demure spinster through wholesale bowdlerizing of her letters and personal papers. Nokes's narrative doesn't tell us anything new, but by stressing Austen's ambition and acerbity, he offers a welcome alternative perspective.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:51 -0400)
No library descriptions found.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.