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A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz
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May 27, 2012

really liked it
Read from April 02 to May 26, 2012

This author immediately confesses his dislike for Austen and his avoidance of her books. Then in graduate school he has to read Austen and finds, it's not the light fluffy chick lit he assumed. That in fact, there's a lot more to Austen's books than first meets the eye, or even the first read.
The author is a self-proclaimed jerk and at first, I didn't think I'd like this book. However, the author matures and grows and shows his weaknesses and explains how each book taught him something about himself and something about life.

It would have been better had the author left out the profanity, but it is a good book, and recommended.

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Reading Progress

04/06/2012 page 50
20.0% "Off to a great start."
05/14/2012 page 66
26.0% "Off to a great start."

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