Axelrad, Arthur M.
To accompany the transcription of Sanditon that Arthur Axelrad gave us in Caught in the Act, here he discounts those who would see the fragment as the last gasp of a dying woman. Instead, Axelrad shows that when she began Sanditon, Austen was full of life and hope, applying her creative genius in a new artistic direction. As we pour over the detail in this careful analysis we are brought to a greater appreciation for our loss due to Austen's untimely death. Each nuance of paragraph, sentence, thought, is carefully explored. Also examines the parallels between Sanditon and the other novels, especially Northanger Abbey. Beautiful bookplate signed by author. Authorhouse, 2010. Hb, dj. NEW. $30.00