Today we would like to share with you a fun book from Sourcebooks!
Sourcebooks is excited to introduce you to the perfect addition to any Austen or literature lover’s bookshelf: The List Lover’s Guide to Jane Austen (Sourcebooks Casablanca; June 4). Brought to you by notable Jane-ite and bibliophile Joan Strasbaugh, this is the first biography (that we know of) to ever be composed of lists!
List Lover’s Guide to Jane Austen by Joan Strasbaugh
June 2013, ISBN 9781402282034, Trade Paperback
$12.99 U.S. / £8.99 UK
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The Jane you thought you knew…Jane Austen comes to life for the first time in list formHave you ever wondered what books Jane Austen read? Or what her #1 pet peeve was?Find the answers to these questions in The List Lover’s Guide to Jane Austen, coming this June 2013. Released just in time for the 200th Anniversary of Pride & Prejudice, author Joan Strasbaugh is a “hard-core fan” and known in Jane circles around the world.Strasbaugh creates a portrait of this beloved author as a living, breathing human being; The List Lover’s Guide is perfect for any 18th century Brit lit buff. Austen aficionado or student of literature.Lists like “Her Social Circle” and “Balls and Dances She Attended” weave a seamless portrait of the woman that Austen was — not based on her fictions, but on her facts.While including extensive background information on the author (down to the very flowers she grew in her garden), the book also features juicy details like:
· Possible Suitors
· Who Broke Her Heart
· The Hearts She Broke
· Her Morbid Sense of Humor
· Jane’s Royal Ancestors
This book is unique in that it’s a series of quotes and quips from Jane’s life, here is an excerpt:
About the Author
Joan Strasbaugh has been a proud Janeite for half of her life. She now works as the senior editor of Abbeville Press in New York, and notably organized the Jane Austen in the 21st Century Humanities Festival at the University of Wisconsin. A former publisher at Jones Books, Strasbaugh also holds a membership to the Jane Austen Society of North America.
Trying to pin down Jane Austen is difficult—but nevertheless exciting! The List Lover’s Guide is incredibly detailed and offers readers an in-depth look at the context of Ms. Austen’s life from birth to her final days, and expands upon why she is still so relevant today in both literature and life.
Anyone who loves or appreciates Jane’s smart, timeless literature will devour this text and will refer to it again and again.
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