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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


Overview - 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143121251
  • ISBN-10: 0143121251
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 255
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.07 x 0.76 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.46 pounds


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