In A Jane Austen Education, author William Deresiewicz interweaves stories from his own life with his reading (at first reluctantly), and coming to love, the novels of Jane Austen -- Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility and how they affected how he viewed life and the Read more >
When A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz arrived in my mailbox, I was instantly intrigued by the idea of reading a book written by a man who claimed to have learned important life lessons from Jane Austen, the Godmother of Chick Lit. Read more >
The former English graduate student in me wonked out completely over William Deresiewicz's A Jane Austen Education. And the writer in me wanted desperately to someday so inspire a literary critic and scholar. Seriously, Jane Austen. Seriously.
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I sat down to read A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz and was very excited to get started. I have been a long time fan of Jane Austen's work and was very happy when I had got the book to review; it came with The Complete Novels. Read more >
What was there exactly in Jane Austen’s novels that taught this male Ivy League graduate student lessons that literally changed his life in A Jane Austen Education? I was curious to find out.
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William Deresiewicz? What a Jerk! That was my assessment of the author after reading the first few pages of A Jane Austen Education. I’ve known plenty of guys like him throughout my life. Self-centered, and angrily sarcastic. Enter Jane Austen, and just in the nick of time! Read more >