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Print Price: $16.95

128 pp.
111 mm x 174 mm


Publication date:
September 2007

Imprint: OUP UK

Jane Austen

Marilyn Butler

Series : Very Interesting People

Definitive, concise, and very interesting...

From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time.

Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

The Very Interesting People series includes the following titles:

1.William Shakespeare by Peter Holland
2. George Eliot by Rosemary Ashton
3. Charles Dickens by Michael Slater
4. Charles Darwin by Adrian Desmond, James Moore, and Janet Browne
5. Isaac Newton by Richard S.Westfall
6. Elizabeth I by Patrick Collinson
7. George III by John Cannon
8. Benjamin Disraeli by Jonathan Parry
9. Christopher Wren by Kerry Downes
10. John Ruskin by Robert Hewison
11. James Joyce by Bruce Stewart
12. John Milton by Gordon Campbell
13. Jane Austen by Marilyn Butler
14. Henry VIII by Eric Ives
15. Queen Victoria by K. D. Reynolds and H. C. G. Matthew
16. Winston Churchill by Paul Addison
17. Oliver Cromwell by John Morrill
18. Thomas Paine by Mark Philp
19. J. M. W. Turner by Luke Herrmann
20. William and Mary by Tony Claydon and W. A. Speck

Readership : All those interested in the life and works of Jane Austen and in nineteenth century English literature in general

1. Childhood
2. The making of a writer
3. Early novels
4. Austen at Chawton
5. Death and image
6. Austen's reputation

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Marilyn Butler was Rector of Exeter College, Oxford, and King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge

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