Jane Austen Caught in the Act of Greatness.
A Diplomatic Transcription and Analysis of the Two Manuscript Chapters of Persuasion and the Manuscript of Sanditon. Introduction by David Gilson. For the first time, scholars and fans of Jane Austen can read a complete and accurate transciption of her surviving manuscripts, followed by Axelrad's analysis of her creative genius in process. Axelrad shows she was a process writer - indeed, as he so convincingly demonstrates, she could barely refrain from continuously editing her own work. Some with beautiful bookplate signed by author. 1stbooks, 2003. Hb, Dj. NEW. $40.00