Monday Madness: Jane Austen: Her life, Her times, Her novels
Monday Madness is a new bookish meme hosted by Booklover's Teaparty and Bookfever.
You know that feeling when you feel like you are gonna go mad if you do not get a certain book right away, when you are obsessed and all you want is that one book and you will be happy? That is what Monday Madness is about. All those books you that drive you mad.
Pick a book. Talk about it- why do you want it? What has drawn you to it? Why is it making you mad with want for it?
Jane Austen: Her life, Her times, Her novels.
Over the past 200 years — although never more than in recent decades — Jane Austen's sharp and witty novels have delighted a diverse and devoted international readership. With scant information about her life available, fans have a bottomless hunger for details about the woman behind the work. Jane Austenfeeds that appetite with background on her relationships with family and friends; on the contemporary attitudes that shaped Austen and her writing; and on the settings that inspired her and feature in her stories. Austenites will particularly treasure the 15 pieces of removable memorabilia, which include facsimiles of early manuscripts, a handwritten note outlining the profits from her novels, and a letter from Austen's father to the publisher Thomas Cadell that was returned with the words “Rejected by return of post” written on it.
I admit it. I want this just because it's so freaking gorgeous! And it's purple so really just makes me want it more.
However I love that it gives an insight into the life of Jane Austen along with her stories.
Don't forget to check out Stephanie's post to find out what book(s) is driving her mad.