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Jane Austen by Peter J. Leithart
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Oct 26, 2010

it was amazing

Part of me can not even believe I am recommending anything associated with Austen. Yet, here I am giving the highest rating to a biography of her life. Leithart is an excellent writer and does a fine job engaging both his subject and his readers. But (and I here I go saying things I never thought I would say) it isn't the book that I like. The more I read Leithart's take on Austen, the more I found Jane interesting. So interesting in fact that I plan on reading Pride and Prejudice. There I said it! Any biography that is a joy to read and an impetus to further reading you swore you would never do is a rare find.

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