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Jane Austen: A Life (1997)
The novels of Jane Austen depict a world of civility, reassuring stability and continuity, which generations of readers have supposed was the world she herself inhabited. Claire Tomalin's biography paints a surprisingly different picture of the Austen family and their Hampshire neighbours, and of Jane's progress through a difficult childhood, an unhappy love affair, her experiences as a poor relation and her decision to reject a marriage that would solve all her problems - except that of continuing as a writer. Both the woman and the novels are radically reassessed in this biography.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)823.7 — Literature English (not North America) English fiction Early 19th century 1800-37
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.