Jane Austen the Woman: Some Biographical Insights
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Jane Austen the Woman: Some Biographical Insights

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By focusing on the woman rather than the author, George Tucker paints a new and welcome picture of Jane Austen: not the spinster recluse of previous biographies, but a vibrant, well-traveled woman who was very much a part of the world in which she lived.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 15th 1995 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade (first published May 1st 1994)
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It was certainly interesting and more detailed than the last biography of hers that I read. I liked the detail and I enjoyed the interesting organization of the chapters that chose a topic and described all of Austen's recorded dealings and connection to that topic (i.e., religion, current events, etc.) without regard for chronology. The last chapter I thought ended oddly as it didn't seem to wrap up the book at all. Instead it merely concluded the chapter. I liked that the book disputed false c...more
Johnna Adams
Nice little biography of Jane Austen. Instead of arranging information chronologically, the author has created chapters by topic (e.g., Jane's Loves, Jane's Travels, Jane and the Prince Regent, Jane's travels).

Thought the exchanges (conversations and letters) between Jane and the Prince regent's librarian were laugh out loud funny and worth reading the whole book. Great to read in companion with Stephanie Barron's mystery series or any of the modern fictionalizations of her life.
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