Jane Austen: A Life Revealed
Jane Austen: A Life Revealed
Jane Austen: A Life Revealed
Catherine Reef
Jane Austen’s popularity never seems to fade. She has hordes of devoted fans, and there have been numerous adaptations of her life and work. But who was Jane Austen? The writer herself has long remained a mystery. And despite the resonance her work continues to have for teens, there has never been a young adult trade biography on Austen. Catherine Reef changes that with this highly readable account. She takes an intimate peek at Austen’s life and innermost feelings, interweaving her narrative with well-crafted digests of each of Austen’s published novels. The end result is a book that is almost as much fun to read as Jane’s own work—and truly a life revealed. Includes bibliography and index.  

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  • Biography

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Many have heard of the great English author Jane Austen, but few really know who she was and what inspired her to write her much-loved novels. In Jane Austen, a Life Revealed, Catherine Reef explores Austens personal life and exposes sides of the writer that are not apparent from reading her books. Jane Austen lived a quiet life, and depended almost completely on her male relatives after it become apparent that she would not marry. She was involved in writing novels, plays, and short stories starting at a young age, and continued to write up until the time of her death.

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