Posted by Sara A. on July 15, 1997 at 11:40:04:
A book recommendation for these hot summer days:
Jane Austen: REal and Imagined Worlds.
McD is a historian, and the book is a fascinating hodgepodge of chapters in which he takes a topic and uses the novels to illustrate the history, and vice versa. Really interesting comments on Girlhood (NA), Social Traffic (E), Religion (MP), and Money (The Watsons, Lady Susan, PP).
It's available thru Amazon.com for less than $20, I think, and gives a person the pleasure of reading the novels again, with a very well informed and educated guide!
(It must sound like I'm the man's agent, but honestly, I just loved the book and wanted to share it with you all).
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