Posted by Becca M. on November 25, 1997 at 22:12:55:
In response to The new Austen bio, written by Jane Elizabeth on November 25, 1997 at 10:45:20
] Sorry to interupt the P&P discussion, but today's New York Times has a gushingly positive review of the new Austen bio by Claire Tomalin. It sounds like the liveliest and most readable one yet. Also, the reviewer praises Tomalin's understanding of the novels and their relationship to Austen's social world.
The Boston Globe gave reviews of both the Tomalin bio and another new one by David Nokes. They make the Nokes bio sound rather unappealing. However the Tomalin bio sounds very interesting. I wish I had more time to read!! So many books, so little time!
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