Thalia.de

Real Jane Austen

A Life in Small Things

Who was the real Jane Austen? Overturning the traditional portrait of the author as conventional and genteel, bestseller Paula Byrne's landmark biography reveals the real woman behind the books. In this new biography, best-selling author Paula Byrne (Perdita, Mad World) explores the forces that shaped the interior life of Britain's most beloved novelist: her father's religious faith, her mother's aristocratic pedigree, her eldest brother's adoption, her other brothers' naval and military experiences, her relatives in the East and West Indies, her cousin who lived through the trauma of the French Revolution, the family's amateur theatricals, the female novelists she admired, her residence in Bath, her love of the seaside, her travels around England and her long struggle to become a published author. Byrne uses a highly innovative technique whereby each chapter begins from an object that conjures up a key moment or theme in Austen's life and work - a silhouette, a vellum notebook, a topaz cross, a laptop writing box, a royalty cheque, a bathing machine, and many more.
The woman who emerges is far tougher, more socially and politically aware, and altogether more modern than the conventional picture of 'dear Aunt Jane' would allow. Published to coincide with the bicentenary of Pride and Prejudice, this lively and scholarly biography brings Austen dazzlingly into the twenty-first century.

Portrait

Paula Byrne was born in Birkenhead. Her first book, 'Jane Austen and the Theatre', was shortlisted for the Theatre Book Prize. Her second book, 'Perdita', was a Richard and Judy book-club pick and a best-seller. Her third, 'Mad World:Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead' is 'the fascinating story of a great house and a great family.' It was published to rave reviews in 2009 and was another best-seller. She is married to Jonathan Bate and lives in Oxford.

… weiterlesen
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Bezahlung bei Abholung

Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 400
Erscheinungsdatum 16.01.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-00-735834-2
Reihe William Collins
Verlag HarperCollins
Maße (L/B/H) 197/128/35 mm
Gewicht 347
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
8,99
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Sofort lieferbar
Versandkostenfrei
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Bezahlung bei Abholung

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 45259536
    Hidden Figures
    von Margot Lee Shetterly
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 46095035
    Born A Crime
    von Trevor Noah
    (4)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    12,99
  • 45528445
    Talking as Fast as I Can
    von Lauren Graham
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    14,99
  • 47004549
    Lion: A Long Way Home
    von Saroo Brierley
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 50251202
    Trump: The Art of the Deal
    von Tony Schwartz
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 46005753
    Born a Crime
    von Trevor Noah
    (4)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    12,99
  • 43982726
    Elon Musk
    von Ashlee Vance
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 32192949
    A Street Cat Named Bob
    von James Bowen
    (1)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 17236999
    Wishful Drinking
    von Carrie Fisher
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 6023648
    Alexander Hamilton
    von Ron Chernow
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    15,99
  • 46376213
    Talking as Fast as I Can
    von Lauren Graham
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    12,99
  • 46020292
    When Breath Becomes Air
    von Abraham Verghese
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 44896091
    Born to Run
    von Bruce Springsteen
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    19,95
  • 46020291
    When Breath Becomes Air
    von Paul Kalanithi
    (1)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 16747414
    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    von Maya Angelou
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 33619199
    Wild
    von Cheryl Strayed
    (2)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 40062469
    The Opposite of Loneliness
    von Marina Keegan
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,29 bisher 8,99
  • 45400059
    Penguin Bloom: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family
    von Bradley Trevor Greive
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    14,47
  • 45571857
    The Princess Diarist
    von Carrie Fisher
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    16,99 bisher 21,49
  • 46311927
    Hillbilly Elegy
    von J. D. Vance
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    14,99

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

Real Jane Austen

Real Jane Austen

von Paula Byrne

Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
8,99
+
=
What Would Jane Do?

What Would Jane Do?

von Jane Austen

Buch (Taschenbuch)
7,99
+
=

für

16,98

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen