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A Jane Austen Education

How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, And The Things That Really Matter

By William Deresiewicz, 1964-

Before Jane Austen, William Deresiewicz was a very different young man. A sullen and arrogant graduate student, he never thought Austen would have anything to offer him. Then he read Emma—and everything changed.

           

In this unique and lyrical book, Deresiewicz weaves the misadventures of Austen’s characters with his own youthful follies, demonstrating the power of the great novelist’s teachings—and how, for Austen, growing up and making mistakes are one and the same. Honest, erudite, and deeply moving, A Jane Austen Education is the story of one man’s discovery of the world outside himself.

 


Format: Book
Author: Deresiewicz, William, 1964-
Title: A Jane Austen education : how six novels taught me about love, friendship, and the things that really matter / William Deresiewicz.
Publisher Date: New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
Subject: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Appreciation.
Isbn: 9781594202889
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System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: 823.7 Der
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Bib Id: 355862

Format: Book
Author: Deresiewicz, William, 1964-
Title: A Jane Austen education : how six novels taught me about love, friendship, and the things that really matter / William Deresiewicz.
Publisher, Date: New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
Description: 255 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Appreciation.
Contents: Emma: everyday matters -- Pride and prejudice: growing up -- Northanger Abbey: learning to learn -- Mansfield Park: being good -- Persuasion: true friends -- Sense and sensibility: falling in love -- The end of the story.
LCCN: 2010045828
ISBN: 9781594202889
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 823.7 Der