The Life And Times Of England's Most Popular Author.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the most popular novelists in the English language and her work is more popular today more than ever before. The wit and romance of her writing captivate television and cinema audiences worldwide, while boosting the readership of the novels themselves. The sheer romance of Jane Austen adaptations have dominated recent awards ceremonies. This book gets to grip with the woman who is truly at the root of all this success - Jane Austen herself. Who was she and what sort of world did she inhabit? What caused her to create the immortal and loved characters of Lizzie Bennet and Mr Darcy, Emma and Mr Knightley and Elinor and Marianne Dashwood?
Maggie Lane takes a look at the historical and social period in which Jane Austen was writing - a time when England was developing into a colonial power, while George III sank into madness and the Regency took hold. As seen here, Georgian and Regency architecture is among some of the most elegant and beautiful Britain has to offer, while the fashions of the day are still much admired. Also included are the customs, traditions and pastimes of the era.
No other book truly captures the spirit of the writer, the romance of the age and the era in which she lived so beautifully and authoritatively.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2005