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Jane Austen, the Secret Radical

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Jane Austen, the Secret Radical by Helena Kelly
Apr 03, 2018 | ISBN 9780525432944
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    May 02, 2017 | ISBN 9781524732110

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“A sublime piece of literary detective work. . . . Kelly shows us that the novels were about nothing more or less than the burning political questions of the day.” —The Guardian
“Do we read Jane Austen’s novels as she intended? In this riveting literary-biographical study, the answer is a resounding no . . . An interpretive coup that is dazzling and dizzying . . . You won’t read Austen the same way again.” —The New Yorker
“A fresh take on the life and work of the beloved writer Jane Austen . . . Reveals the subversive rebel soul behind [the] towering classics.” —Elle

“An important revisionary work. . . . Kelly’s readings are indeed eye-opening.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Ambitious . . . illuminating, provocative. . . . Kelly offers a salutary argument for reading Austen’s novels with the serious attentiveness they invite and deserve.” —The Spectator

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