Johnson, Claudia L. and Clara Tuite.
These Austen experts address 30 of our most cherished - or disdained - myths about her life and works and explore the history of these stories and the best recent scholarship addressing the questions they inspire. Topics such as, Jane Austen disapproved of the theatre, Only women read Jane Austen, Jane Austen never mentions the war, Jane Austen's novels are about good manners, There is no sex in Jane Austen's novels. Are the 30 myths true? False? What do they reveal about our changing relationships with her works and biographical information? Wiley Blackwell/ John Wiley & Sons. 2020. Pb. NEW. $23.00