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Jane's Fame

How Jane Austen Conquered The World

By Claire Harman

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

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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2010

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9780805082586


Format: Book
Author: Harman, Claire
Summary: 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.
Title: Jane's fame : how Jane Austen conquered the world / Claire Harman.
Publisher Date: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2010.
Subject: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Influence. Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Appreciation. Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography
Isbn: 9780805082586 0805082581
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Call Number: 823.7 Har
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Bib Id: 332154

Format: Book
Author: Harman, Claire
Summary: 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.
Title: Jane's fame : how Jane Austen conquered the world / Claire Harman.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2010.
Description: xxi, 277 p., [16] p. of plates : ill ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Influence.
Subjects: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Appreciation.
Subjects: Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography
Notes: "A John Macrae book."
Notes: Originally published: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2009.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2009022291
ISBN: 9780805082586
ISBN: 0805082581
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 823.7 Har