Jane Austen's Inspiration

Beloved Friend Anne Lefroy

Judith Stove

In this insightful new biography of Anne Lefroy, Judy Stove investigates the life of a writer who had a direct and undeniable influence on the life and works of Jane Austen.

Jane shared some of her earliest writings with Anne who became a devoted confidant; it is believed that their friendship was an essential component in their creativity.
Date Published :
October 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
32 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526734204
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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In this insightful new biography of Anne Lefroy, Judy Stove investigates the life of a writer who had a direct and undeniable influence on the life and works of Jane Austen.

Jane shared some of her earliest writings with Anne who became a devoted confidant; it is believed that their friendship was an essential component in their creativity. As a published female writer, Anne was an immense source of inspiration to Jane as she developed her own talents.

Judy Stove, a member of the Jane Austen Society of Australia, brings a wealth of insight to this illuminating history of a literary friendship. She has uncovered fascinating snippets of information relating to Anne Lefroy's circle, and her book addresses developments across a period of great social and political change. Setting Lefroy's life in context, she looks at the war against Napoleon and illustrates evolutions in healthcare as well as changes in religious beliefs and practices that impacted upon the lives of Lefroy and her circle.

About The Author
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Judy Stove is currently Adjunct Lecturer in the Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Australia. She is an active member of the Jane Austen Society of Australia. Judy has published extensively on a range of topics in history and literature, from the Quakers in colonial Australia, to virtue and value in the twentieth century.

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