Jane Austen: A Life
by Carol Shields
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This really wasn't a biography. It was an examination of the work of Jane Austen and how the few things that are actually known about her life might relate to that work. It was however, a very enlightening look at the work of a great novelist and the time in which she lived. Shields, an excellent novelist herself, also discusses, at some length, the creative process of the writer. Ultimately there is more speculation here than solid information, but the speculation seems grounded in research and this is a book worth reading.
This book counts towards the Canadian Book Challenge.