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Critical Companion to Jane Austen
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  • Authored by: William Baker
  • From the Series: Critical Companion to
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  • ISBN-10: 1438108494
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0849-0
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 823
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 656

Summary

Jane Austen has been one of the world’s most popular writers for 200 years and is best known for her works Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility. Taught in high school and college classes across the country and appealing to both scholars and general readers, her novels have been adapted into popular films and continue to be best sellers today.

Critical Companion to Jane Austen examines her life and works, and includes critical analyses of the themes within her writing, as well as entries on related topics and relevant people, places, and influences.

Coverage includes:

  • A concise but comprehensive biography of Jane Austen
  • Entries on Austen's works, including major entries on her novels, as well as entries on her many posthumously published works, with characters included as subentries
  • Entries on related people, places, and topics
  • Appendixes, including a chronology, a bibliography of Austen's works, and a secondary source bibliography.

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Reviews and Awards

"Recommended for academic and large public libraries."
Booklist

"...very well organized and easy to navigate...a helpful tool for serious Austen students...deserves a place in public, secondary school and tertiary libraries."


The Jane Austen Society of Australia

"...an excellent addition...a helpful reference for scholars and a superb resource...Highly recommended."
Choice

"I would recommend this volume for library purchase in high schools and colleges."
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