© 1991

Jane Austen

A Literary Life


Part of the Macmillan Literary Lives book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jan Fergus
    Pages 69-103
  3. Jan Fergus
    Pages 104-125
  4. Jan Fergus
    Pages 126-172
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 173-201

About this book


Previous biographies have set Jane Austen within her social context. This biography places her firmly within her professional context as one of an increasing number of women who published novels between 1790 and 1820. Being a professional writer was, apart from her family, more important to Austen than anything else in her life.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Lehigh UniversityUSA

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