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ISBN-10: 030680431X

ISBN-13: 9780306804311

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: James Weldon Johnson, Sondra Kathryn Wilson

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List price: $18.00
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/21/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 354
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works…    

Sondra Kathryn Wilson is the literary executor of James Weldon Johnson & the editor of "The Crisis Reader," "The Opportunity Reader," & "The Messenger Reader." She lives in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.