A New Jane Austen: How Americans Brought Us the World's Greatest Novelist.
"Wells' meticulously reserached and beautifully written book introduces a fascinating group of individuals whose contributions to Austen studies have long been obscure." Learn about Alberta Burke, Oscar Fay Adams, William Dean Howells, and other Americans who played a major role in the history of Austen appreciation, from recognizing her talent to collecting ephemera and books that are still explored by scholars today, with more to uncover. Bloomsbury Academic. 2023. Hardbound. NEW. $65.00