A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter

A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter - William Deresiewicz This is a strange little book. It's part literary criticism, part biography, part autobiography, and part rambling on the nature of the various relationships we all find ourselves in. The author had a number of really good insights, but sometimes his modernist worldview got in the way and he could not fully appreciate or understand things, especially in Mansfield Park and Sense and Sensibility. However, he was very candid about the fact that he had difficulty liking Fanny or Elinor. This was a close call between three and four stars.