Jane Austen Biography by Carol Shields
"I am very well satisfied with this notice of me - 'A pleasing looking young woman' - that must do; one cannot pretend to anything better now, thankful to have it continued a few years longer!" Letter to Cassandra, 1811
A beautifully written, perceptive look at the life of one of the finest and most popular English novelists of all time, Jane Austen, by prize winning novelist Carol Shields. In this observant and revealing biography Jane's family life, her personal relationships and all her completed novels, the remaning unfinished ones and her juvenilia are under focus. Critics have described this as 'an excellent biography'!