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Jane Austen, the Secret Radical

by Helena Kelly

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Jane Austen, the Secret Radical Synopsis

Almost everything we think we know about Jane Austen is wrong. Her novels don't confine themselves to grand houses and they were not written just for readers' enjoyment. She writes about serious subjects and her books are deeply subversive. We just don't read her properly - we haven't been reading her properly for 200 years. Jane Austen, The Secret Radical puts that right.

Jane Austen, the Secret Radical Press Reviews

'What this radical re-reading ... does so brilliantly is to exhort us all to chuck out the chintz, and the teacups, and all the traditional romantic notions about Austen's work that have been fed to us for so long ... However well you think you know the novels, you'll be raring to read them again once you've read this.'
Caroline Sanderson The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781785781162
Publication date: 03/11/2016
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Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781785781162
Publication date: 3rd November 2016
Author: Helena Kelly
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ,

About Helena Kelly

Helena Kelly holds degrees in Classics and English from Oxford and King's College London. She teaches Austen at an Oxford summer school, and for a programme for American visiting students in Bath. She has taught Austen to hundreds of people, of all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds. Jane Austen, The Secret Radical is her first book.

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