Letters to Alice on first reading Jane Austen: On first reading jane austen

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1985, c1984.
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An aunt imparts wisdom to her teenage niece, inspired by the works of Jane Austen, in this novel from the Man Booker Prize–nominated author. Alice is an aspiring novelist with green hair and zero interest in reading Jane Austen for her college English class. However, her Aunt Fay, a novelist herself, isn't about to let Alice stick her nose up at Austen or other enduring authors. "You find her boring, petty and irrelevant, and, that as the world is in crisis, and the future catastrophic, you cannot imagine what purpose there can be in reading her," Fay writes her. "My dear pretty little Alice, now with black and green hair . . . How can I hope to explain Literature to you, with its capital 'L'?" Alternating between passages from Jane Austen's novels and accounts of her own career, Aunt Fay pays tribute to a great author, explores the craft of fiction, and charts her niece's development as a writer in this unique book that reveals how Austen—and great literature—is truly, wonderfully timeless.
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subject_facetAusten, Jane, -- 1775-1817 -- Criticism and interpretation
Austen, Jane, -- 1775-1817 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Fiction
Books and reading
Electronic books
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Romance fiction, English -- History and criticism -- Fiction
Women and literature -- England -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
title_displayLetters to Alice on first reading Jane Austen
title_fullLetters to Alice on first reading Jane Austen / Fay Weldon
Letters to Alice on first reading Jane Austen [electronic resource] / Fay Weldon
Letters to alice [electronic resource] : On first reading jane austen. Fay Weldon
title_shortLetters to Alice on first reading Jane Austen
title_subOn first reading jane austen
topic_facetAusten, Jane
Books and reading
Criticism and interpretation
Electronic books
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
History and criticism
Romance fiction, English
Women and literature