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by Reid Boates,Jon Winokur,Natalie Tyler

The Friendly Jane Austen: A Well-Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense and Sensibility download ebook
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0141001925
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978-0141001920
Author:
Reid Boates,Jon Winokur,Natalie Tyler
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Penguin Books (August 1, 2001)
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Natalie Tyler has been a devoted Jane Austen scholar and lecturer for more than a decade. The Friendly Jane Austen is exactly what the title says. The author's goal was to make a new generation come to know Jane Austen and her works without boring them to tears

Natalie Tyler has been a devoted Jane Austen scholar and lecturer for more than a decade. She is a professor at Ohio State University. The author's goal was to make a new generation come to know Jane Austen and her works without boring them to tears. She wanted to instill a love for the writer and her books so thus we have lively discussions, quizzes, neat-o illustrations, and interviews with scholars and those who would just claim to love all things Austen. The way the book is organized is such a treat. First the reader is challenged to figure out what type of Austen lover they are.

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A Winokur/Boates book. Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-285) and index. Every generation rediscovers Jane Austen with a renewed enthusiasm for her timeless novels. In recent years, Austen has become more popular than ever as nearly every one of her books has been gorgeously filmed and reinterpreted to reflect today's sensibilities. Both diehard Austen addicts and new converts to the cult will find endless revelations and witty insights in The Friendly Jane Austen.

The Friendly Jane Austen: A Well-Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense and Sensibility

The Friendly Jane Austen: A Well-Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense and Sensibility. by Natalie Tyler, Reid Boates, and Jon Winokur. Who is Sense and Sensibility's only sexy man? How much money did Jane Austen earn from her books during her lifetime? Reading The Friendly Jane Austen is like stepping into the happy world of her fiction. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Penguin GroupReleased: Aug 1, 2001ISBN: 9781101191538Format: book.

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The Friendly Jane Austen. A Well-Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense and Sensibility

The Friendly Jane Austen. A Well-Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense and Sensibility. by Natalie Tyler, Reid Boates, Jon Winokur.

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The Friendly Jane Austen: A Well-Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense & Sensibility is a wonderful resource for the die-hard Austen fan as well as Austen newbies. Ms. Tyler takes each book in turn, gives a synopsis of the plot and places it in historical context and in the context of Austen's life. She then explains those details that might be abstract to those not familiar with Regency culture, such as entailed property, the importance of walking and the attitude toward marriage, making the reader comfortable with the novel.

by Natalie Tyler (Goodreads Author), Jon Winokur (Contribution by), Reid Boates (Contribution by). Publication Data. August 1st 2001 by Penguin Books (first November 1st 1999).

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The Friendly Jane Austen: A Well-Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense and Sensibility. by Natalie Tyler · Jon Winokur · Reid Boates. Every generation rediscovers Jane Austen with a renewed passion for her timeless stories of romance, family relations, and foibles of human nature. Today she is more popular than ever. The Portable Curmudgeon.

A comprehensive and entertaining celebration of the classic works of the nineteenth-century British novelist includes a host of offbeat trivia about the author, facts about Austen's life and times, a detailed filmography and bibliography, quotations, sidebars, and information on literary themes. Reprint.
Reviews:
  • Nanecele
It is astonishing to an Austen fan (or Janeite or Gentle, Ironic or Subversive Jane, as the case may be -- more later) that anyone would find Jane's work boring, but they do. This is a book that not only entertains confirmed fans but might also persuade others of her worth. I agree with another reviewer that this would be a great addition to a high school course. It is a book that can be as easily pored over as dipped into, being composed of a large number of short blurbs, quizzes, anecdotes, interviews, lists and even a recipe. A perfect book for the bathroom.
The author is very knowledgeable and yet relates her information in a friendly and accessible way, beginning with descriptions of the various types of Austen fans, and quickly moving on to chapters about Jane's early life and juvenilia, each of the six major works, and Jane's legacy: film adaptations, fan clubs, internet presence, continuations and sequels. The book concludes with a bibliography and index.
This is a fun read and there's no way you won't learn something interesting. A must-read for fans and a great supplement for reluctant readers.
  • Ricep
I am a newcomer to the joys of Jane Austen (kind of embarrassing because of my age)and I read this after having read Ms. Austen's 6 completed and most widely read novels. I really enjoyed reading this book,it has a little biographical info, trivia and insight into the stories themselves. Although I didn't agree with everything the author expressed, I would turn a page and learn something about something else. And of course, as I was reading it, I kept saying to myself, oh, I need to go back and reread this book and see what this author is talking about. How cannot you not recommend a book that inspires you to reread all of Jane Austen's books! This book could also be useful in a classroom of high school students, what a fun way to introduce Jane Austen to students who think she is boring or hard to read.
  • Damand
This is easily one of the most entertaining books I've read on Jane Austen (and, believe me, I've read lots!). It's a must-have for Janeites everywhere and is loaded with fascinating facts, fun tidbits and even interviews from actresses to authors to scholars who have been involved in Jane Austen work in varied forms. This is the kind of book that you would return to over and over again. This book, along with Daniel Pool's "What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew," is one of the best ever written on Ms. Austen. Highly recommended!
  • Kecq
This was a truly fun book. It was written with a sense of fun about Jane Austen. Synopsis of the novels and characters are interspersed with interviews from actors who've had roles in movie adaptations of Jane Austen's novels, famous writers' thoughts on the impact of Jane Austen in their own writings, silly quizzes that will have you nodding your head or guessing out loud and even lists of the most obnoxious characters.
  • Qulcelat
This book has given me a greater appreciation for Jane Austen and her novels. It is a fun and educational read. I especially love the quizzes. I highly recommend this book to all Jane Austen fans.
  • Doriel
I have been teaching classes about Jane Austen and this book has been very helpful in the past,so I decided to actually purchase it. It gives alot of information on Jane Austen's "afterlife" as I call it. I really enjoy reading this book!
  • Kearanny
This is a book for readers who enjoy good writing peppered with profanity and frank discussion of fictional characters' sexual orientation. A pity that such a well-concieved work, with both entertaining and enlightening aspects, should assault the reader with coarseness and vulgarity. In the words of "another lady," I read and re-read Jane Austen "seeking to escape the shoddy values and cheap garishness of our own age." This book was a definite disappointment.
I am still laughing as I type up this review- laughing at myself that is. I recently read a review on this book and thought 'How fun! I want to read that one. I'll put it on the wish list.'
Yes, well, *shame face here* I already owned it which I discovered when I was moving some books around.

Okay to my review...
The Friendly Jane Austen is exactly what the title says. The author's goal was to make a new generation come to know Jane Austen and her works without boring them to tears. She wanted to instill a love for the writer and her books so thus we have lively discussions, quizzes, neat-o illustrations, and interviews with scholars and those who would just claim to love all things Austen.

The way the book is organized is such a treat. First the reader is challenged to figure out what type of Austen lover they are. Then the book is broke into sections where her life and her writing is mingled chronologically. The sections are formatted so nicely and easy on the eye. There are little quote bubbles placed throughout as well as illustrations.

I was particularly taken with the section on her Juvenilia as that is the area that I'm weak. It was also fun to see how Austen's thoughts on life moments was depicted.

In the end, it is a lovely and light reference tool with bibliography, index and interviews all available in the back to reference back to the location the reader needs. Loved this and would recommend it for any Austenesque lover's shelf.