Stunning coloured drawings
The late 18th century world in which Jane Austen lived was one that combined good sense, elegant manners, intelligence and piety with a liberal dash of spirited fun. Drawing on Jane Austen’s letters, novels and other people’s memories of her, David Cecil sets out to ‘reconstruct and depict her living personality and to explore it in relation to her art’. The portrait that emerges is of a clear-sighted, observant, strong-minded woman whose witty and ironic representation of her own society has delighted millions of readers for centuries. More than a literary biography, this is also a valuable contribution to social history.
‘I love Jane Austen and anything about her is interesting to me. This was another “look” at her and I enjoyed reading it.‘ – Lizzy, Amazon customer
Author: David Cecil
Condition: Good vintage conditioin
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