Everything you need to know about the classic novelist who has just crossed two centuries to land on today's bestseller lists
Jane mania is upon us, with almost the whole Austen canon now gorgeously filmed, her classic novels captivating today's sensibility, and a faux Miss Austen herself featured in an ongoing mystery series. Both diehard addicts and new converts to the cult will find endless revelations and witty insights in The Friendly Jane Austen, the latest in the enormously successful Friendly pop reference series. Quizzes, complete guides to every novel and favorite character, eye-catching illustrations, interviews with many from Austen scholars to T. C. Boyle to Miss Manners, a filmography and bibliography, and browsable quotes and sidebars throughout will help you:
* Hit the highlights of Jane's juvenilia
* Learn about the man who almost won Jane's hand* Find out how to tell a rake from a rattle (hint: they're both rascals)
* Ponder the motif of decapitation in Jane's life* Bone up on the biggest controversy among Janeites
For the millions who re-read Pride and Prejudice each year, own Sense and Sensibility on video, and watch Clueless for its Emma subtext, this is an essential companion and the holiday gift of choice.
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Natalie C. Tyler has been a lecturer at Ohio State University for more than ten years. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.From Library Journal :
Like an Austen novel, the depths of this work are easy to miss in its light tone, which screens a panoply of Austen paraphernalia. Part of the "Friendly" pop reference series, this title marries in-depth information about Jane Austen's work and world with an easy-to-read and fun format. Full of quizzes, illustrations, quotes, and interviews with scholars and actors, this work can be read straight through or dipped into at leisure. Tyler provides the reader with concise, valuable information on Austen's juvenilia, her novels, and the films based on those novels. Also included are notes on period ideas and items that will increase the reader's understanding and appreciation of the novels, among them recipes for syllabub and Bakewell pudding and the differences between a rake and a rattle. This title will be welcome reading for students and Austen fans alike. Recommended for public libraries.AKaren E. Sadowski, Simmons Coll.
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Description du livre Viking Adult, 1999. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0670874256
Description du livre Viking Adult, 1999. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0670874256
Description du livre Viking Adult, 1999. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110670874256
Description du livre Viking Adult. Hardcover. État : New. 0670874256 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW6.1221055
Description du livre Winokur Boates Books/Vikling Penguin Group, New York, 1999. Hardcover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : new. Stated First Edition/first printing. ISBN:0670874256. [4to] xix.299p. ill.(b/w_drawings, sketches) appendix. biblio. index. New in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar. N° de réf. du libraire 107128