Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World : The slow growth of Jane Austen's fame, from niche interest in the mid-nineteenth century to a figure who enjoys the sort of popular affection usually reserved for girl-next-door movie stars, makes a fascinating story that adds significantly to our image of the beloved novelist. Beginning with Austen's struggle to break into print, Claire Harman's groundbreaking biography explores the rise of interest in "Divine Jane" fifty years after her death, her adoption as a favorite subject for scholarly scrutiny in the twentieth century, and the eruption of her current global fame, through film and the Internet as much as through her books. How did a young woman who wrote of "three or four families in a Country Village" come to influence statesmen, anarchists, romance writers, critics, readers in dozens of languages, and now enjoy almost continual revival? In Jane's Fame, Claire Harman gives us the complete biography - of both the author and her lasting cultural impact - making this essential reading for anyone interested in Austen's life, works, and remarkably potent fame.
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