Why Jane Austen?.
Fay Weldon calls this book a "vital handbook for Janeites" and "both a storehouse of diverting facts and a history of literary obsession...". Through her own experiences as Austen teacher, fan, and student, and through her rigorous research, Brownstein enhances our appreciation for Austen by showing us how she has been appreciated, revered, criticized, and exploited. Columbia University Press, NY. Hb, Dj. NEW. $15.00