Dear Jane Austen: A Heroine's Guide to Life and Love

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Penguin, 2007 - Social Science - 156 pages
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Advice delivered with sense and sensibility just in time for the major motion picture Becoming Jane

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Women have looked to Jane Austen's heroines as models of appropriate behavior for nearly two centuries. Who better to understand the heart of a heroine than Austen? In this delightful epistolary "what if," Austen serves as a "Dear Abby" of sorts, using examples from her novels and her life to counsel modern-day heroines in trouble, she also shares with readers a compelling drama playing out in her own drawing room. Witty and wise--and perfectly capturing the tone of the author of Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice--Dear Jane Austen is as satisfying as sitting down to tea with the novelist herself.

 

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User Review  - MargaretPinardAuthor - LibraryThing

Mostly good, just annoyed by ending coda, which had no beginning matching frame... seems like it was meant to be a quirky hat tip, but needed some strengthening... Read full review

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User Review  - margaret.pinard - LibraryThing

Mostly good, just annoyed by ending coda, which had no beginning matching frame... seems like it was meant to be a quirky hat tip, but needed some strengthening... Read full review

Contents

A Heroines Character
7
Chapter
24
Chapter Three
41
Chapter Four
53
Chapter Five
67
Chapter
88
What a Heroine Should Know About Marriage
97
Chapter Eight
114
Should a Heroine Care About Money?
128
Chapter
142
Bibliography 157
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PATRICE HANNONholds a Ph.D. in English literature from Rutgers University and has taught Jane Austen’s novels to hundreds of students. She is the author of 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane Austenand teaches and writes in New York City.

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