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Jane Austen: An Unrequited Love

By Andrew Norman

9780752455297

ISBN: 9780752455297

Published: 30-06-2010


Jane Austen: An Unrequited Love

By Andrew Norman

ISBN: 9780752455297

Published: 30-06-2010

About This Book

Jane Austen is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in the English literary canon, and recent film and television adaptations of her works have brought them to a new audience almost 200 years after her untimely death. Yet much remains unknown about her life, and there is considerable interest in the romantic history of the creator of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy. Andrew Norman here presents a new account of her life, breaking new ground by proposing that she and her sister Cassandra fell out over a young clergyman, who he identifies for the first time. He also suggests that, along with the Addison's disease that killed her, Jane Austen suffered from TB. Written by a consummate biographer, Jane Austen: an Unrequited Love is a must-read for all lovers of the author and her works. Andrew Norman is a writer and retired GP. He has previously written biographies of Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy and Agatha Christie. His website is http://andrew-norman.com and he lives in Poole, Dorset. "Dr Norman's delightful book is a great pleasure to read, and you will be rewarded with information of great interest." Diana Shervington, Jane Austen Society newsletter

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