Introduction to Austen

I picked up this book because, well, I can´t pass a book about Jane Austen and not pick it up. This is Vivi Edström´s "Livets gåtor - Jane Austen" (= life´s riddles). I have leafed through it, looked at it more than read it, I suppose.

This is a charming introduction to anyone who knows nothing about Austen and have not read all her books. It´s chatty, it´s personal. However, if you´re at the level of reading academic papers on Austen, you will find it tedious.

And that´s really all I have to say about it. Except perhaps, that the sweet illustration on the cover is a watercolour by Cassandra Austen, Jane´s sister, and she may well have been the model.

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