Through a series of compelling close readings of key passages in each novel, Wiltshire underscores Austen's unique ability to penetrate the hidden inner motives and impulses of her characters, and reveals some of the secrets of her narrative art.
A new title of close readings of Jane Austen's novels was published last month, The Hidden Jane Austen by John Wiltshire. It promises to be an interesting read, if any of our members are interested in delving into deeper psychological explorations of Austen's characters.
There are also some special reader features on the Cambridge University Press website, including a book trailer and a free preview of the introduction and first chapter!
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