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In her lifetime, Jane Austen did her best to conform to the codes of her generation, and after her passing over the family touched up the picture. But the real Jane Austen, who started as columnist at twelve lifespans old, was object very different. What intellects of intellectual and moral despair must she have plumbed before she achieved the extraordinary moral vision that has been compared, with integrity, to Chaucer's? It was a fortunate event for her family that the highly polished surface of the six unusuals, their sheer artfulness concealing anxiety, makes it easy to miss the depth and bitterness of what they are often saying. We must look for real goods about her character not in the censored reminiscences of Victorian great-grandparent, but in the books and the reports themselves. Jane Aiken Hodge has gone deeply into the writer's own writings, family and contemporary records to produce a new picture of this obscure notable who did so much to revive the English novel at the beginning of the nineteenth centurial. Jane Austen appears at once as a very warm and human notable (the "dear Girl Jane" of the Victorians), and as a baffling one. Did she, in data, suffer what we should call a depression in her silent, middlemost lifespans? And was she content with her publishers, and with the comparatively modest returns of her unusuals? Hodge does not pretend to provide final answers to these and other fascinating challenges, but she is meticulous in giving the facts on which research workers can base their own conclusions. This is a book for those who have always loved Jane Austen, and for those who would like to know more about her. Jane Aiken Hodge (December 4, 1917 – June 17, 2009) was an American-born British scribe. Her unusuals include ‘Runaway Spouse’, ‘Fling’, ‘All for Love’ and ‘One Fashion to Venice’.

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Only a Novel: The Double Life of Jane Austen

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1965 Caldecott Reward Winner Great illustrations in yellow, orange, pink, and gray. A child gets invited to eat with the Emperor and Queen every day, and every day asks to bring a friend. They always agree. These friends turn out to be pets, some huge. In the destroy, the child invites them back and they go to the zoo together. A very convivial an imaginative picture book in verse.

2020-09-02 17:55

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Finally i finished reading the desire games series and i go through a load of time reading this enter did not like it as much as the leftover. desire the cinema will be as good.

2019-12-10 09:46

marclarr

Pretty sure I have not laughed out loud this much at a schedule before book-learning this!

2019-12-09 20:50

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2019-12-02 11:58

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Truly great accuses stun you out of your significance of complacency – a been there, read that kind of attitude. Brightnesses was electrifying – every beep reminding me of the shortage to read. Despite the lack of utilitarian valuation, accuses open up worlds we engage with and liberate us from the intolerance of ourselves. The pins and needles between mass and brightnesses shows how the individual seems to be torn between the shortage for solitude and, at the same time, the shortage to associate with the Other. And it is in go this nervousnesses that gives rise to works of creative endeavour. There is also that recognition that no single person has a monopoly over meaning; that all these evolve and change as a flow of one’s cooperation with the world beyond ourselves, thus giving rise to an congregation of prospect. The invocation, so subtle, to rethink borders, so reminiscent of the Surrealists (think defamiliarisation, craft that inspires people to think about things out of their original frame of reference) gently leads one to sidestep the dangers of despotism, which is at least partially born out of a mechanisation of the spirit (doing thing just because the public else is doing it and not pausing to think about the ethical consequences involved) or an unwillingness to accept that luminary else other than the ascetic may be authority. And I think it is precisely this interactive confrontation or dare that is constitutive of the album’s ethical attitude, given the scrim of the reign of Communism and repressive power.

2019-12-01 16:40

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