St Aldate's
Oxford, England OX1 1DP

The author of acclaimed lives of Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanney Burney, Claire Harman is one of our most accomplished biographers. In her new book, she takes an intriguing new approach to Jane Austen, concentrating on so much on the woman as the reputation. Tracing the growth of Austen’s fame, and the changing status of her work in English culture in the last 200 years, Harman examines her conversion into a classic English author in the twentieth century, and the critical wars that erupted as a consequence. The result is a refreshing new view of a much tilled subject.

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Added by canongatebooks on March 31, 2009

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