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Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World

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Mention Jane Austen and you'll likely incite a slew of fervent opinions from anyone within earshot. Regarded as a brilliant social satirist by scholars, Austen also enjoys the sort of popular affection usually reserved for girl-next-door movie stars, leading to the paradox of an academically revered author who has served as the inspiration for chick lit (The Jane Austen Book Club) and modern blockbusters (Becoming Jane).

Almost two hundred years after her death, Austen remains a hot topic, and the current flare in the cultural zeitgeist echoes the continuous revival of her works, from the time of original publication through the twentieth century. In Jane's Fame, Claire Harman gives us the complete biography — of both the author and her lasting cultural influence — making this essential reading for anyone interested in Austen's life, works, and remarkably potent fame.

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"Wonderful . . . not only scholarly but indecently entertaining . . . her prose rings with good sense, affection, and humour." Daily Mail

Synopsis:

Almost 200 years after her death, Jane Austen remains a hot topic. Harman presents a complete biography — of both the author and her lasting cultural influence — making this essential reading for anyone interested in Austen's life, works, and remarkably potent fame.

Synopsis:

“Wonderful . . . not only scholarly but indecently entertaining . . . her prose rings with good sense, affection, and humour.”—Daily Mail

Mention Jane Austen and youll likely incite a slew of fervent opinions from anyone within earshot. Regarded as a brilliant social satirist by scholars, Austen also enjoys the sort of popular affection usually reserved for girl-next-door movie stars, leading to the paradox of an academically revered author who has served as the inspiration for chick lit (The Jane Austen Book Club) and modern blockbusters (Becoming Jane). Almost two hundred years after her death, Austen remains a hot topic, and the current flare in the cultural zeitgeist echoes the continuous revival of her works, from the time of original publication through the twentieth century. In Janes Fame, Claire Harman gives us the complete biography—of both the author and her lasting cultural influence—making this essential reading for anyone interested in Austens life, works, and remarkably potent fame.

Synopsis:

Janes Fame tells the fascinating story of Jane Austens renown, from the years of rejection the author faced during her lifetime to the global recognition and adoration she now enjoys. Almost two hundred years after her death, Austen remains a hot topic, constantly open to revival and reinterpretation and known to millions of people through film and television adaptations as much as through her books. In Janes Fame, Claire Harman gives us the complete biography—of both the author and her lasting cultural influence—making this essential reading for anyone interested in Austens life, works, and remarkably potent fame.

About the Author

Claire Harman is the author of Sylvia Townsend Warner, which won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize; Fanny Burney, which was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize, and the critically acclaimed Robert Louis Stevenson. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2006, Harman teaches at the universities of Manchester and Oxford in England and Columbia University in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805082586
Subtitle:
How Jane Austen Conquered the World
Author:
Harman, Claire
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co.
Subject:
Novelists, English - 19th century
Subject:
Austen, Jane - Appreciation
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100302
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page bandw insert
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Literary
Biography » Women
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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"Review" by , "Wonderful . . . not only scholarly but indecently entertaining . . . her prose rings with good sense, affection, and humour."
"Synopsis" by , Almost 200 years after her death, Jane Austen remains a hot topic. Harman presents a complete biography — of both the author and her lasting cultural influence — making this essential reading for anyone interested in Austen's life, works, and remarkably potent fame.
"Synopsis" by , “Wonderful . . . not only scholarly but indecently entertaining . . . her prose rings with good sense, affection, and humour.”—Daily Mail

Mention Jane Austen and youll likely incite a slew of fervent opinions from anyone within earshot. Regarded as a brilliant social satirist by scholars, Austen also enjoys the sort of popular affection usually reserved for girl-next-door movie stars, leading to the paradox of an academically revered author who has served as the inspiration for chick lit (The Jane Austen Book Club) and modern blockbusters (Becoming Jane). Almost two hundred years after her death, Austen remains a hot topic, and the current flare in the cultural zeitgeist echoes the continuous revival of her works, from the time of original publication through the twentieth century. In Janes Fame, Claire Harman gives us the complete biography—of both the author and her lasting cultural influence—making this essential reading for anyone interested in Austens life, works, and remarkably potent fame.

"Synopsis" by ,

Janes Fame tells the fascinating story of Jane Austens renown, from the years of rejection the author faced during her lifetime to the global recognition and adoration she now enjoys. Almost two hundred years after her death, Austen remains a hot topic, constantly open to revival and reinterpretation and known to millions of people through film and television adaptations as much as through her books. In Janes Fame, Claire Harman gives us the complete biography—of both the author and her lasting cultural influence—making this essential reading for anyone interested in Austens life, works, and remarkably potent fame.

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