Jane Austen: The Missing Pieces.
It is a truth often acknowledged that, while reading her novels, letters, and juvenilia, we each develop our own personal and familiar idea of Jane Austen - her voice, thoughts, opinons, and ideas. Dearden shares his own personal Jane by carefully and logically constructing answers to 24 questions, or "puzzle pieces," where he proposes possible answers to the gaps in our knowledge. He applies his extensive familiarity with her writing, biographies, and history of the time period. He writes as an Austen fan (stating in the foreword that he is no literary scholar). The book is highly enjoyable. It may inspire readers to think more clearly about their own personal Jane Austen. Published in the UK. 2020. Paper. NEW. $11.00