English
United States
Sign in
Tip from find-more-books.com
Similar books
More/other books that might be very similar to this book
Search tools
Book recommendations
Latest news
Advertising
FILTER
- 0 Results
Lowest price: 3.21 €, highest price: 229.40 €, average price: 48.77 €
Jane Austen: A Life - Nokes, David
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Nokes, David:
Jane Austen: A Life - used book

ISBN: 9780374113261

ID: 1103335

"Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked", Jane Austen wrote to her niece Fanny Knight a few months before she died. Yet most traditional accounts of Austen's life have insisted on portraying her as just such a "picture of perfection". Her brother Henry described her as "faultless ... as nearly as human nature can be". Her sister Cassandra burned the majority of Austen's private letters in order to preserve this image of her as a paragon of all the discreet and modest virtues. In this new biography of Austen, David Nokes --" one of the most acute critics of 18th-century literature" (Books and Bookmen) -- has reexamined her life and presents a picture of her that is much less perfect but more full of dangerous excitement. Working from unpublished sources, he discloses the truth behind several disturbing Austen family secrets and presents the conflicts in Jane Austen's mind between her love of rural tranquillity and her restless fascination with the lure of wealth and fame. As Austen wrote in another of her letters, "If I am a wild beast, I cannot help it. It is not my own fault". Jane Austen: A Life Nokes, David, Farrar Straus Giroux

Used or antiquarian book Betterworldbooks.com
Shipping costs:zzgl. Versandkosten, plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Jane Austen: A Life - Nokes, David
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Nokes, David:
Jane Austen: A Life - new book

ISBN: 9780374113261

"Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked", Jane Austen wrote to her niece Fanny Knight a few months before she died. Yet most traditional accounts of Austen's life have insisted on portraying her as just such a "picture of perfection". Her brother Henry described her as "faultless ... as nearly as human nature can be". Her sister Cassandra burned the majority of Austen's private letters in order to preserve this image of her as a paragon of all the discreet and modest virtues. In this new biography of Austen, David Nokes --" one of the most acute critics of 18th-century literature" (Books and Bookmen) -- has reexamined her life and presents a picture of her that is much less perfect but more full of dangerous excitement. Working from unpublished sources, he discloses the truth behind several disturbing Austen family secrets and presents the conflicts in Jane Austen's mind between her love of rural tranquillity and her restless fascination with the lure of wealth and fame. As Austen wrote in another of her letters, "If I am a wild beast, I cannot help it. It is not my own fault". Jane Austen: A Life Nokes, David

New book [USA] Betterworldbooks.com
Shipping costs:plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Jane Austen: A Life - David Nokes
book is out-of-stock
(*)
David Nokes:
Jane Austen: A Life - used book

ISBN: 0374113262

ID: 3871812

It's refreshing to get such a passionate and contrarian account of Jane Austen's life, though the book's emphasis on thwarted emotions and family misdeeds will undoubtedly displease the more traditional-minded of her admirers. David Nokes, a prominent scholar of 18th-century English literature, views Austen as "a wild beast" (her phrase) transformed by well-meaning relatives into a demure spinster through wholesale bowdlerizing of her letters and personal papers. Nokes's narrative doesn't tell us anything new, but by stressing Austen's ambition and acerbity, he offers a welcome alternative perspective. arts and literature,authors,biographies,gender studies,historical,history and criticism,literary criticism,literary criticism and collections,literature and fiction,movements and periods Biographies, Farrar Straus & Giroux (T)

Used or antiquarian book Thriftbooks.com
used Shipping costs:zzgl. Versandkosten, plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Jane Austen: A Life - David Nokes
book is out-of-stock
(*)
David Nokes:
Jane Austen: A Life - hardcover

1997, ISBN: 0374113262

ID: 7680039568

[EAN: 9780374113261], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: Farrar Straus & Giroux (T) 1997-09], RAPID UK SHIPPING; HARDBACK WITH DUST JACKET IN VERY GOOD CONDITION; REFLECTS USED STATUS; EASY REFUNDS; BOOKDONORS CONTRIBUTES TO UK CHARITIES

Used or antiquarian book Abebooks.de
Bookdonors CIC, Selkirk, ., United Kingdom [8732293] [Rating: 4 (von 5)]
NOT NEW BOOK Shipping costs: EUR 7.00
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.
Jane Austen : A Life (ENGLISH LITERATURE, LITERARY BIOGRAPHY) - Nokes, David
book is out-of-stock
(*)
Nokes, David:
Jane Austen : A Life (ENGLISH LITERATURE, LITERARY BIOGRAPHY) - hardcover

1997, ISBN: 0374113262

ID: 176727384

[ED: Hardcover], [PU: Farrar Straus Giroux], FLAWLESS COPY, AVOID WEEKS OF DELAY ELSEWHERE. -- clean and crisp, tight and bright pages, with no writing or markings to the text.

Used or antiquarian book Booklooker.de
Liber Norette
Shipping costs:zzgl. Versand, plus shipping costs
Details...
(*) Book out-of-stock means that the book is currently not available at any of the associated platforms we search.

Details of the book

Details of the book - Jane Austen : A Life (ENGLISH LITERATURE, LITERARY BIOGRAPHY)


EAN (ISBN-13): 9780374113261
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0374113262
Hardcover
Publishing year: 1997
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Book in our database since 05.04.2007 17:52:51
Book found last time on 18.03.2017 02:11:20
ISBN/EAN: 0374113262

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-374-11326-2, 978-0-374-11326-1


< to archive...
Related books