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Jane Austen: A Life

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David Nokes explores beneath the surface of Jane Austen's outwardly calm existence to uncover the psychological dramas which shaped her fiction and forged her profound and knowing insight into human emotions.

David Nokes was for many years a professor of English Literature at King's College London, where he taught eighteenth-century literature and pioneered the Creative Writing course. His books include Jonathan Swift, A Hypocrite Reversed, which won the James Tait Black Memorial prize in 1985, and biographies of John Gay (1995), Jane Austen (1997) and Samuel Johnson (2009). His adaptation of Clarissa for BBC TV was nominated for a Bafta award in 1991. David Nokes died in 2009.

'[This book] cries out to be read, not alone by fans of Jane Austen but by anyone who enjoys a great, witty, gossipy read.' Irish Times

'What fun Nokes's book is.' Fay Weldon, Independent

Condition: as new. Hardback with green cloth covers and gilt title on the spine. Has dust jacket and attached bookmark. All pages are in a great condition.

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Author(s):
David Nokes
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1997
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1857024192
ISBN-13:
9781857024197
Number of pages:
578
Publisher:
Fourth Estate
Title:
Jane Austen: A Life

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David Nokes explores beneath the surface of Jane Austen's outwardly calm existence to uncover the psychological dramas which shaped her fiction and forged her profound and knowing insight into human emotions.

David Nokes was for many years a professor of English Literature at King's College London, where he taught eighteenth-century literature and pioneered the Creative Writing course. His books include Jonathan Swift, A Hypocrite Reversed, which won the James Tait Black Memorial prize in 1985, and biographies of John Gay (1995), Jane Austen (1997) and Samuel Johnson (2009). His adaptation of Clarissa for BBC TV was nominated for a Bafta award in 1991. David Nokes died in 2009.

'[This book] cries out to be read, not alone by fans of Jane Austen but by anyone who enjoys a great, witty, gossipy read.' Irish Times

'What fun Nokes's book is.' Fay Weldon, Independent

Condition: as new. Hardback with green cloth covers and gilt title on the spine. Has dust jacket and attached bookmark. All pages are in a great condition.

Author(s):
David Nokes
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1997
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1857024192
ISBN-13:
9781857024197
Number of pages:
578
Publisher:
Fourth Estate
Title:
Jane Austen: A Life

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