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Book Title: The Friendly Jane Austen: A Well-Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense and Sensibility|
The author of the book: Natalie Tyler
Edition: Penguin Books
Date of issue: August 1st 2001
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Reader ratings: 4.1
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Format files: PDF
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I am still laughing as I type up this review- laughing at myself that is. I recently read a review on this book and thought 'How fun! I want to read that one. I'll put it on the wish list.'
Yes, well, *shame face here* I already owned it which I discovered when I was moving some books around.
Okay to my review...
The Friendly Jane Austen is exactly what the title says. The author's goal was to make a new generation come to know Jane Austen and her works without boring them to tears. She wanted to instill a love for the writer and her books so thus we have lively discussions, quizzes, neat-o illustrations, and interviews with scholars and those who would just claim to love all things Austen.
The way the book is organized is such a treat. First the reader is challenged to figure out what type of Austen lover they are. Then the book is broke into sections where her life and her writing is mingled chronologically. The sections are formatted so nicely and easy on the eye. There are little quote bubbles placed throughout as well as illustrations.
I was particularly taken with the section on her Juvenilia as that is the area that I'm weak. It was also fun to see how Austen's thoughts on life moments was depicted.
In the end, it is a lovely and light reference tool with bibliography, index and interviews all available in the back to reference back to the location the reader needs. Loved this and would recommend it for any Austenesque lover's shelf.
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Read information about the authorI like Shakespeare, the romantic poets, the Victorian poets, modernists, middle-brow novelists and many kinds of murder mysteries and intriguing non-fiction books.
My favorite novelists are Austen, Trollope, Dickens, Eliot, Wharton, Pym, Iris Murdoch, and Elizabeth Taylor. I also like most of the great Russian novelists and just about anything that remains from the days of the doughty old widow at Windsor.
Please feel free to friend me if you take literature seriously and if you don't require the supernatural in your literature. I will not and cannot read books about vampires or werewolves or mermaids or unicorns or trips to Mars or excursions to Atlantis with a ghostly sherpa.