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Only a Novel

(1972)
The Double Life of Jane Austen
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An intimate portrait of the two sides of the inimitable Jane Austen: the extraordinary public life of England's best loved novelist and the more private world of the woman behind the words.
Pulling together the decorous and genteel young woman dedicated to family life and the enigmatic author who shied away from the spotlight, this biography sheds light on the great mind that, with acerbic wit and razor-sharp observation, illuminated women's lives ruled by English manners.
Weaving in historical records and family letters, Aiken Hodge's endearing and affectionate profile of the esteemed author of Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Persuasion unites these two worlds and finally answers the question: who, exactly, was Jane Austen?

Only a Novel was first published in 1972.

Genre: Historical Romance

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Hardback Editions

June 1972 : USA Hardback

Title: Only a Novel: The Double Life of Jane Austen
Author(s): Jane Aiken Hodge
ISBN: 0-698-10425-0 / 978-0-698-10425-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Only a Novel: The Double Life of Jane Austen
Author(s): Jane Aiken Hodge
ISBN: 1-913099-25-3 / 978-1-913099-25-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Agora Books
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December 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Only a Novel: The Double Life of Jane Austen
Author(s): Jane Aiken Hodge
ISBN: 1-5407-4683-6 / 978-1-5407-4683-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Only a Novel: The Double Life of Jane Austen
Author(s): Jane Aiken Hodge
Publisher: Agora Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU