Laurie's Reviews > A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter

A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz
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Aug 04, 11

bookshelves: read-in-2011
Recommended for: any Austen fan and everyone that should read Austen if they have not!
Read from July 15 to August 04, 2011

Deresiewicz writes chapters on each of six Jane Austen novels and relates what he learned from each of them to his own life. He was a graduate student, studying 19th century literature, when he was assigned Jane Austen. He was a reluctant reader in the beginning. He does a good job of distilling what he found important in each novel that provided basic life lessons for him. I enjoyed the book very much. Now, I want to read Austen all over again!
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