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By William Deresiewicz

ISBN-10: 0143121251

ISBN-13: 9780143121251

ISBN-10: 1594202885

ISBN-13: 9781594202889

An eloquent memoir of a tender man's existence reworked by means of literature.

In A Jane Austen Education, Austen student William Deresiewicz turns to the author's novels to bare the striking existence classes hidden inside of. With humor and candor, Deresiewicz employs his personal studies to illustrate the iconic energy of Austen's teachings. Progressing from his days as an immature scholar to a fortunately married guy, Deresiewicz's A Jane Austen Education is the tale of 1 man's discovery of the area outdoors himself.

A self-styled highbrow insurgent devoted to writers equivalent to James Joyce and Joseph Conrad, Deresiewicz by no means proposal Austen's novels may have whatever to supply him. but if he was once assigned to learn Emma as a graduate pupil at Columbia, anything striking occurred. Austen's devotion to the typical, and her trust within the price of normal lives, ignited anything in Deresiewicz. He all started viewing the realm via Austen's eyes and treating these round him as generously as Austen taken care of her characters. alongside the best way, Deresiewicz was once surprised to find that the folks in his existence constructed the intensity and richness of literary characters-that his personal lifestyles had without notice bought all of the fascination of a singular. His actual schooling had ultimately all started.

Weaving his personal story-and Austen's-around those her novels inform, Deresiewicz indicates how her books are either approximately schooling and themselves an schooling. Her heroines know about friendship and feeling, staying younger and being reliable, and, in fact, love. As they develop up, they study classes which are imparted to Austen's reader, who learns and grows via their aspects.

A Jane Austen Education is a testomony to the transformative strength of literature, a party of Austen's mastery, and a pleasure to learn. even if for a newcomer to Austen or a lifelong devotee, Deresiewicz brings clean insights to the novelist and her loved works. finally, Austen's international turns into indelibly entwined with our personal, exhibiting the relevance of her message and the triumph of her vision.

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