Author(s): Maggie Lane
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the most popular novelists in the English language and that her work is more popular today than ever before. The wit and romance of her writing captivate television and cinema audiences worldwide, while boosting the readership of the novels themselves. "Jane Austen's World" gets to grip with the woman who is truly at the root of all this success - Jane Austen herself. This book reveals her private life and the world she inhabited, a time when England was developing into a colonial power, the French Revolution was raging and the Regency was taking hold. No other book truly captures the spirit of the writer, the romance of the age and the era in which she lived so beautifully and authoritatively.
Maggie Lane is an active committee member of the Jane Austen Society. She has written several highly acclaimed books on the author, including Jane Austen and Food, A Charming Place, Bath in the Life and Novels of Jane Austen, Jane Austen's England, Jane Austen's Family and The Jane Austen Quiz and Puzzle Book. She has also appeared on television as an Austen expert.
Introduction; Jane Austen's Life; Who Was Jane Austen?; Daily Life in Jane Austen's England; Society and the Spirit of the Age; The Visual World; The Immortal Jane Austen; Index and Acknowledgements.