`Can he be a wise guy, sir?' `No, my expensive; i feel not...'Thus Christopher Brooke prefaces his research of Jane Austen, whose sharp intelligence and wit were the partners of his rest for a few years. In resolution to the query to whether there will be whatever left to be stated, Brooke returns rewardingly to her personal writing, the novels and the letters, and with a historian's precision unearths new aspect and clean insights. what's the international Jane Austen describes, and the way is it relating to the area during which she lived? an in depth analyzing of every of the foremost novels leads right into a precise exam of a sheaf of issues - church and clergy, rank and standing, marriage - to determine how they're dealt with of their social and ancient environment, what's published approximately Jane Austen's inner most convictions, and the way those will be validly deduced from the textual content of her novels. The knowledge and perception he has delivered to ancient study are actually rewardingly delivered to undergo on a novelist of unending fascination.
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