The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen

The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen

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"Ashford cleverly weaves historical facts into a whodunit written in Austen's style. Janeites may be enthralled or appalled, but they'll agree that this literate page-turner is thought-provoking."--Kirkus

Pride and Prejudice and... Murder?

Twenty-six years have passed since the death of Jane Austen. Armed with a lock of Austen's hair as perhapsher best clue, Anne Sharp, former governess to the Austen family and Jane's close friend, has decided at last to tell her story--a story of family intrigues, shocking secrets, forbidden loves, and maybe even murder...

Perfect for fans of Death Comes to Pemberley, upon its publication in the UK, Lindsay Ashford's fictional interpretation of the few facts surrounding Jane Austen's mysterious death sparked an international debate and uproar. None ofthe medical theories offer a satisfactory explanation of Jane Austen's early demise at the age of forty-one. Could it be that what everyone has assumed was a death by natural causes was actually more sinister? Lindsay Ashford's vivid novel delves deep into Austen's world and puts forth a shocking suggestion--was someone out to silence her?

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2013.
ISBN: 9781402282126
Branch Call Number: ASH
Characteristics: 423 p.

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ser_library May 10, 2014

the supposition is not fact based; the character portrayals are exaggerated; the writing is pedestrian... not for fans of the real Jane Austen.

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