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The Wicked Wit of Jane Austen

Extent: 160pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 03/03/2016

Price: £7.99

ISBN: 9781782435662

Categories: Humour

About the Book

A delightful collection of Jane Austen’s wittiest insights, taken from her celebrated novels and letters.

Lauded for her eloquence, observation and wry humour, Jane Austen was a novelist who was highly regarded and greatly celebrated in her own time.

However, her appeal is as great as ever, and her insights remain as fresh and relevant today as when they were first published.

This delightful volume offers thematic extracts from her fiction and correspondence, featuring quotes from such novels as Emma, Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Persuasion, alongside extracts from Austen's letters to her sister and confidante, Cassandra.

Containing a host of quotations displaying Austen's sharp – indeed, often wicked – wit, this wonderful treasury will be enjoyed by fans of the author as well as readers who are new to her writing.

About the Author

Dominique Enright is a freelance writer and editor. Her previous works for Michael O'Mara Books include The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill and The Wicked Wit of Jane Austen, and she is also the compiler and editor of selections from the verse of Burns, Keats, Kipling and Wordsworth. She lives in London with her husband, son and two daughters.