How well do you really know your favorite author? In this new book, ace literary detective turned quizmaster John Sutherland and Austen buff Deirdre Le Faye challenge you to find out. Starting with easy, factual questions that test how well you remember a novel and its characters, the quiz progresses to a level of greater difficulty, demanding close reading and interpretative deduction. What really motivates the characters, and what is going on beneath the surface of the story? Designed to amuse and divert, the questions and answers take the reader on an imaginative journey into the world of Jane Austen, where hypothesis and speculation produce fascinating and unexpected insights. The questions are ingenious and fun, and the answers (located in the back of the book), in Sutherland's inimitable style, are fascinating. Completing the book guarantees a hugely improved knowledge and appreciation of Austen. Whether you are an expert or enthusiast, So You Think You Know Jane Austen? guarantees you will know her much better after reading it.
John Sutherland recently retired as Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London. He is the author of Is Heathcliff a Murderer?, Can Jane Eyre Be Happy?, Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennet?, and (with Cedric Watts) Henry V, War Criminal?. Deirdre Le Faye, a renowned Austen expert, is editor ofJane Austen's Letters. She is also the author of The Jane Austen Cookbook, Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels, and Jane Austen: A Family Record.
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Sense and sensibility
Pride and prejudice
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