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This is a fantastically vast and witty companion to everything you need to know about Jane Austen, presented in a wonderfully fun and entertaining style which will appeal to all readers.Whether you've read Jane Austen once or read her yearly, or if you simply yearn to be Elizabeth or Mr. Darcy, this new "Bedside Companion" will make a perfect match. Janeite and newcomer alike will revel in the entertaining capsules of each of Austen's beloved novels, along with information on such important subjects as white soup, carriages, what happened at the ha-ha, and, of course, all those characters we love to hate. In the spirit of Austen, maps, puzzles and quizzes are provided - including the one and only Jane Austen Aptitude Test. The reader is taken on location to Steventon, her childhood home, to Bath, the city she was happy to leave, and elsewhere. Included is an interview Karen J. Fowler, author of "The Jane Austen Book Club", as well as all the movies made of Austen's stories, from Hollywood to Bollywood. An 'Austentatious' work, indeed!" The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companions" are concise, witty, and often unexpected takes on the great authors and other figures who are seemingly all around us, like the air we breathe. Perfect for reading or browsing, for the general reader, for the beginning as well as the advanced student, the "Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companions" include plot summaries (no giveaways for the mystery writers!), biographical information, puzzles, posters, film stills, maps, Web sites, international clubs and societies, and more. Stylish, lavishly illustrated, and imaginatively structured, the "Bedside Companions" currently include volumes on Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes, and Shakespeare.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826429339
ISBN-10: 0826429335
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 153mm x 18mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Carol J. Adams

Carol J. Adams has a master of divinity from Yale University. Author of many books she is best known for her groundbreaking The Sexual Politics of Meat. For more information, visit her web site at www.caroljadams.com Douglas Buchanan, whose interest is in artistic boundary-crossing, studies composition at the Peabody Conservatory of Music with British composer Nicholas Maw. He is a graduate of The College of Wooster. Kelly Gesch is a graduate of The College of Wooster, whose interests are 19th-century feminist theory and literature, is pursuing graduate studies at Villanova University. This is their second book together, following co-authorship, with Carol Adams, on The Beside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Frankenstein.

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