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ISBN: 0199276617 / ISBN-13: 9780199276615

A Fine Brush on Ivory: An Appreciation of Jane Austen

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A sparkling celebration of the genius of Jane Austen, this work takes readers on an amiable tour of Austen's fictional world, opening a window on ... Show synopsis

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  • A Fine Brush on Ivory: An Appreciation of Jane Austen (Oxford University Press, USA) – Hardcover (2004)
    by Richard Jenkyns

    A Fine Brush on Ivory: An Appreciation of Jane Austen

    Hardcover, Oxford University Press, USA
    2004
    English
    215 pages

    ISBN: 0199276617
    ISBN-13: 9780199276615

    What is it about Jane Austen's writing that brings such pleasure? There are good, even great novelists who are not good story-tellers, and there are highly gifted story-tellers who write thoroughly bad books. Jane Austen was both a very good story-teller and a great novelist. How did she do it? Was it all due to native talent? Or did she serve an apprenticeship to her craft, to learn from experience, and from the example of other writers? Richard Jenkyns' sparkling study delights in Austen's craft and wit. His deep reading ... Show more

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