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Jane Austen’s World by Maggie Lane — Giveaway

The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 19, 2013

Jane Austen's World coverEnter to win a copy of Jane Austen’s World by Maggie Lane.

“In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen expert Maggie Lane has penned her most inclusive work yet.”

Giveaway begins April 19, 2013, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 17, 2013, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 14 and up

Hardcover: 144 pages

Book Overview

Jane Austen’s World gives readers a detailed look into the life and times of the beloved author, including her family, love life, musical talents, style of dress, and more! Fans of Austen will love Lane’s five-part volume as it takes them from Austen’s daily life to her seemingly immortal influence over literature, television, and film. Also included are examples of Jane’s “visual world:” popular art, interior design, fashion, and even fads such as spas and seaside retreats. The final chapter details the history behind all six of Austen’s published novels as well as their modern movie adaptations. Additionally, Lane discusses the attempted completions and sequels to Austen’s work after her death. Beautiful color photographs help readers envision everything from Jane’s physical appearance, of which we know little, to her childhood home, which has since been demolished. Jane’s intimate relationship with her sister Cassandra leaves the only known evidence of her appearance: an unfinished sketch. Lane delves into the mystery of Austen’s looks through the many professional recreations of Cassandra’s amateur work. Descriptions of Austen’s beloved childhood home are drawn from letters and diaries, in which Austen describes the space as a comfortable and familiar retreat where she loved to write. As 2013 becomes cluttered with the Austen theme, Lane’s book is sure to stand out as a window to not only the author’s career, but also the world in which she lived and wrote.

About the Author

Maggie Lane is an active member of the Jane Austen Society. Her previous books on Austen have focused on the author’s family, understanding her six novels, and interpreting her literary use of food. Lane has lectured in the UK, US, Canada, and Australia and appeared on television as a Jane Austen expert.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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  • Congratulations to Devon Mason! Your book will be on its way to you very soon. Enjoy!

    May 28, 2013

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