The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why She Works in Hollywood

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$19.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
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Pages
352
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062674494
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About the Author

Paula Byrne is the critically acclaimed author of five biographies, including Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice, The Real Jane Austen, and Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead. She lives in Oxford, England, with her husband, the academic and biographer Jonathan Bate.

Reviews

"Byrne presents an Austen immersed in her time's popular entertainment...any Austen devotee should appreciate the thorough analysis of the novels and the crediting of previously overlooked influences." -- Publishers Weekly

"Paula Byrne's THE GENIUS OF JANE AUSTEN gives us the most insightful analysis of the making of the Austen legacy. Byrne's investigation into Austen's enjoyment of plays...gives us real insight into how Austen learned to focus her material, make it amusing and give it critical punch...Byrne demonstrates her own ample knowledge of the history of the English theater. The illustrations she has included are colorful and instructive...Thanks to Paula Byrne, I now readily see that the amusement Austen is giving me (and herself) was inspired by plays Austen knew well and techniques she saw on the stage." -- Jane Smiley, New York Times Book Review