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Letters to Alice : On First Reading Jane Austen

by Weldon, Fay

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


New York: Taplinger Publishing Company. Fine in Very Good dust jacket 1985. Hardcover. Marfree, acidfree 1st US Ed; not written-in, underlined, reprint/club, remainder or ex-library. Fine/VG. Tan/brown undented 1/4 cloth boards, gilt titles on spine; "Masterpiece Theatre" style unclipped jacket shows framed watercolour of Jane Austen by sister Cassandra next to framed portrait of author (shame that Allistair Cook and the trumpets aren't present) , and on back, corrected ms of Austen's Persuasion. Jacket has sm stain on verso. Mail SAMEDAY! Aunty Faye endeavors to get up close & personal with Austen, not through a glass darkly. ; 127 pages; Hilma Wolitzer, New York Times Book Review: "A study of a writer (and reader) thinking aloud about art and civilization ... It should be required reading, a prerequisite for students of literature. "#A. S. Byatt, Times Literary Suppl: "Wise, sharp, informative . . . Shrewd and funny. " .


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