The Jane Austen Treasury

Author(s): Janet Todd

Biography / Memoir

A delightful collection of facts and insights devoted to the inimitable Jane Austen
It's a truth universally acknowledged: Jane Austen is one of the most popular and loved authors in English literature. The Jane Austen Treasury brings this great novelist into focus, illuminating the attitudes and customs that shaped her life, times, and work. It explores the themes and historical context of each of her novels, revealing the complexities that underlie her timeless romances. Among the subjects examined are:



  • The marriage proposal that Austen accepted, only to change her mind

  • The mock grown-up fiction she wrote as a child

  • Her personal connections to the Napoleonic Wars

  • How her love of puzzles and verbal games influenced her writings

  • And much more

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Janet Todd is an authority on literature and culture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Aberdeen University and the President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She is the author of many books on women in literature. Her books include Mary Wollstonecraft: A Revolutionary Life and Jane Austen in Context.

General Fields

  • : 9780233005140
  • : Carlton Books, Limited
  • : Carlton Books, Limited
  • : May 2017
  • : 204mm X 135mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 823.7
  • : bl2017021526
  • : 160
  • : Full colour illustrations and photography throughout
  • : Janet Todd
  • : Hardback
  • : 917