Jane Austen: A Very Short Introduction.
Here is a book that delivers much more than it promises. This beautiful little paperback is slim, compact, and has a title suggesting a simplified visit to the usual brief facts of Austen's life with perhaps some summaries of her novels. In fact, this little book is full of insight into what we know, or think we know, of Austen's life, and discusses several themes of her novels in relation to the complex social changes of her time. With a stiff cover and faux jacket, it's also comfortable in the hand. Lovely book. Oxford University Press. 2022. Paper. NEW. $11.00