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Current Event November 12, 2013

Exploring Jane Austen Through Everyday Objects

Author Jane Austen is well known for her novels that reflect on romance and the familial and cultural standards of late 18th century England. Some paint Austen as a drab spinster, but a new biography by Paula Byrne explores the real Austen through objects that were important to her in her life and literature. This portrait of an opinionated, fun loving Austen will help you understand her life, family and themes she revisits in her works.

Literature World History II Gender

Story Length: 4:54

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National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 02/10/2013

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