All about Austen

Katy Bir­chall presents ev­ery­thing you need to know about one of our great­est lit­er­ary in­flu­ences

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Two cen­turies af­ter her death, Jane Austen re­mains one of the most beloved nov­el­ists in the English lan­guage. Since their pub­li­ca­tion, her nov­els have never been out of print and, de­spite there only be­ing six, the list of adap­ta­tions seems end­less—few au­thors can boast such lit­er­ary in­flu­ence. For ded­i­cated Janeites, her 2017 an­niver­sary is the per­fect ex­cuse to talk of noth­ing else. For the less pas­sion­ate who have the mis­for­tune of hav­ing to lis­ten to them, I hereby present a crash course, de­signed to en­able swift nav­i­ga­tion through a world of love tri­an­gles, bon­nets and all things Austen.

‘I adore Jane Austen’s nov­els. She has been my favourite writer since I read Mans­field Park when I was 14. Read­ing her nov­els is like sip­ping a warm, com­fort­ing brandy– with just a hint of pep­per and spice Paula Byrne, au­thor and Jane Austen bi­og­ra­pher

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