At the heart of Jane Austen's story lies a mystery: how a woman of "genteel poverty, " the seventh child of a country clergyman, an unmarried spinster for whom life was often a struggle against the indignities of financial dependency, could have produced works of such magnificent warmth and wisdom. Valerie Grosvenor Myer's flawless research proves Austen's books grew from the preoccupations of her social set - respectability, financial security, and most of all, marriage. "It is a truth universally acknowledged, " begins ...

Jane Austen: Obstinate Heart 1998, Arcade Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781559704359

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Jane Austen: Obstinate Heart 1997, Arcade Publishing, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781559703871