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Jane Austen’s writing – a reading list

July 19, 2017

Excerpt from an OUPblog article, published on 18th July 2017, written by the University Press Scholarship Online marketing team.

Why Jane Austen?

"Jane Austen wrote six novels and thousands of letters in her lifetime, creating a formula of social realism, comedic satire, and romance that is still loved today. Her works were originally published anonymously, bringing this now celebrated author little personal renown – with nineteenth century audiences preferring the Romantic and Victorian tropes of Charles Dickens and George Eliot. Since then, literary tastes and opinions have changed dramatically, and many people have written about, interpreted, and adapted Austen’s writings. But why do we like her stories so much? What can they tell us about her world, and ours?

We’ve brought together a selection of some of the questions (and possible answers) people have asked over the years in a reading list. What else have you wondered about this iconic female writer?"

Read the rest of the article on the OUPblog >


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