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A Jane Austen Encyclopedia
Perhaps the first modern novelist, Jane Austen (1775-1817) has left an indelible mark on the world of letters. She is best known as the author of penetrating studies of domestic life and manners, and her novels such as Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), and Mansfield Park (1814) continue to be read and appreciated today. Yet Austen also wrote numerou ...more
Hardcover, 440 pages
Published June 30th 1998 by Greenwood
(first published January 1st 1998)
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This is a really well organized book of information about all things Austen. There is a small section of drawings about the carriages (The Barouche Box!) and bonnets of the time, as well as dresses and pictures of places -- the steps at Lyme where Louisa Musgrove falls, and the house at Chawton. The characters and places they inhabit are listed alphabetically in the book -- if you want to know everything the novels tell us about that person in a condensed way, then this is the place to turn.