A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter (Paperback)

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    WILLIAM DERESIEWICZ is a widely published book critic and the author of Jane Austen and the Romantic Poets. He was nominated for National Magazine Awards in 2008, 2009, and 2011 and the National Book Critics Circle’s Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing in 2010 and 2011.

    www.billderesiewicz.com

    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 9780143121251
    Genre LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
    Format Paperback
    Pages 255
    Publisher Date 2012-04-24 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Deresiewicz, William
    Country of Origin United States

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