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Jane Austen

(2001)
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The prizewinning novelist Carol Shields, whose novels have themselves been compared to the works of Jane Austen, gives us a beautifully written, perceptive look at the life of one of the finest and most popular English novelists of all time. Jane Austen spent the first 25 years of her life in Steventon and the last eight in nearby Chawton, and did most of her writing in these two places. She never married although many of her novels are about marriage, and always lived with her parents and sister Cassandra. Whilst not unaware of the larger political and social goings on at the time, she chose a small canvas for her novels, preferring to focus on the family as a microcosm through which to explore human nature. Carol Shields has written a wonderfully observant and revealing biography of this remarkable writer whose characters are as alive today in their longings as they were two hundred years ago, when Jane Austen first gave them breath. 'An excellent biography' Mail on Sunday

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Used availability for Carol Shields's Jane Austen

Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Jane Austen: A Life (Penguin Lives)
Author(s): Carol Shields
ISBN: 1-4352-9306-1 / 978-1-4352-9306-9 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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June 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Jane Austen (Camden S.)
Author(s): Carol Shields
ISBN: 0-7540-4597-8 / 978-0-7540-4597-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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February 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Jane Austen (Penguin Lives)
Author(s): Carol Diggory Shields
ISBN: 0-670-89488-5 / 978-0-670-89488-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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February 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Jane Austen
Author(s): Carol Shields
ISBN: 0-297-64619-2 / 978-0-297-64619-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jane Austen: A Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)
Author(s): Carol Shields
ISBN: 0-14-303516-9 / 978-0-14-303516-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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November 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jane Austen (LIVES)
Author(s): Carol Shields
ISBN: 0-7538-1256-8 / 978-0-7538-1256-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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November 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jane Austen
Author(s): Carol Shields
ISBN: 0-7862-3525-X / 978-0-7862-3525-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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June 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jane Austen (Camden)
Author(s): Carol Shields
ISBN: 0-7540-4598-6 / 978-0-7540-4598-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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Audio Editions

February 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Jane Austen
Author(s): Carol Shields
Publisher: Books on Tape
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September 2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Jane Austen
Author(s): Carol Shields
ISBN: 0-7366-7508-6 / 978-0-7366-7508-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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April 2001 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Jane Austen
Author(s): Carol Shields
ISBN: 0-7366-6815-2 / 978-0-7366-6815-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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January 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Jane Austen
Author(s): Carol Shields
ISBN: 0-7366-6185-9 / 978-0-7366-6185-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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2001 : USA MP3 CD

Title: jane austen
Author(s): carol shields
ISBN: 0-7366-7778-X / 978-0-7366-7778-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: books on tape inc.
Availability: Amazon