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Cassandra's sister / Veronica Bennett.

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Crookston Public Library Y BEN (Text) 33500009474339 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780763634643 (reinforced) :
  • ISBN: 0763634646 (reinforced) :
  • Physical Description: 227 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2007.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A fictionalized biography of Jane Austen focusing on her early life growing up with her sister Cassandra in a large country parsonage family in southern England, and the experiences and people which may have inspired the plots and characters of her famous novels.
Study Program Information Note: Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning UG 6.3 10
Awards Note: A Junior Library Guild selection
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2007 October #1
    *Starred Review* On the heels of the film Becoming Jane, this timely novel, inspired by Jane Austen's life and work, blends romance and tart courtship commentary successfully enough to create new Austen fans, gratify existing ones, and send both back to the stacks for more. Bennett, who previously meshed literary biography and fiction in Angelmonster (2006), about Mary Shelley, achieves even greater success here. Beginning when 18-year-old Austen wrote Sense and Sensibility, and ending nearly a decade later as its publication glimmered on the horizon, the plot focuses on the close bond between Jenny (Jane's childhood nickname) and elder sister Cass as they bide their time before marriage. The more emotional Jenny, swept along by the prospect of euphoric true love, simultaneously questions her patience for the marital drudgery of childbearing and preserve making. The siblings' romantic quandaries will be enough to engage many teens, even some unacquainted with Austen, but affection for the celebrated author will enhance readers' appreciation for this homage, which gracefully mimics Austen's style and unobtrusively refers to beloved plots and characters. True to biographical record, this does not end in a treacly happily-ever-after; the thought-provoking conclusion frames spinsterhood as a prerequisite for the author's success. Examples of the scholarship that guided Bennett aren't provided in the author's note, but motivated readers will easily find the abundantly available materials on their own. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Veronica Bennett is the author of Angelmonster, a fictional account of the life of Mary Shelley. She lives in Middlesex, England.

Subject: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 > Juvenile fiction.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 > Fiction.
Austen, Cassandra, 1773-1845 > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Authorship > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > George III, 1760-1820 > Fiction.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
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