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A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen
 
 
Author
Susannah Carson, ed. Harold Bloom, foreword.
Publisher Random House  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781400068050
Pages/Publication Date 295/2009
Daedalus Item Code 21497
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For two centuries Jane Austen has enthralled readers; few other authors can claim as many fans or as much devotion. So why, exactly, are we so fascinated with her novels? In essays culled from the last hundred years of criticism, alongside new pieces by some of today's most popular novelists and essayists, this book closely examines and discusses Jane Austen's writing, from her witty dialogue to the arc and sweep of her story lines. Virginia Woolf, for example, considers Austen's maturation as an artist and speculates on how her writing would have changed if she'd lived 20 more years, while C.S. Lewis celebrates Austen's mirthful, ironic take on traditional values. From Harold Bloom to Martin Amis, Somerset Maugham to Jay McInerney, Eudora Welty to Margot Livesey, each writer here reflects on Austen's place in both the literary canon and our cultural imagination.

"A collection for both newcomers to the charms of Jane Austen and those long-time 'Janeites.'... The writers in this volume explain their own relationship with Austen and together are a kind of invitation for us, whether we're Janeites or not, to understand why we are so in her thrall."Chicago Tribune

 
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