Jane Austen: Writing, Society, Politics
"From politics, it was an easy step to silence." Northanger Abbey, 1818
Jane Austen's novels, so famous the world over today, were written by a young lady of reduced means who captured the many social conventions of her time concerning situation, money and marriage. In this illustrated book Tom Keymer explores the many themes running through Jane Austen's novels and looks at the political and social history that provided the background to these romantic stories. An ideal reference book for the serious Jane Austen fan.