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[Austen, Jane] Cecil, David. A PORTRAIT OF JANE AUSTEN. New York: Hill & Wang, (1980.)

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1st trade paperback printing. In the foreword, the author states that this is 'an attempt with the help of material drawn from her letters her novels amd other people's memories of her to reconstruct and depict her living personality and to explore its relation to her art' Cecil succeeded admirably in this goal, as evidenced by cover praise from Auberon Waugh (who calls it a 'masterpiece...nobody could have done it better') and Anthony Burgess (who describes it as 'suberbly illustrated, very moving and informative." Slightly oversized format, profusely illustrated in both black and white and full color. Index. 208 pp. Very good condition. .ISBN # 0-8090-13924 

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