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Jane Austen

Jane Austen Christian Encounters Series

By Peter Leithart
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.94 Stars

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On 1/19 The Calico Critic wrote: From the back cover:Jane Austen is now what she never was in life, and what she would have been horrified to become—a literary celebrity.Austen’s novels achieved a timelessness that makes them perennially appealing.  Kipling and Churchill found solace in her writings during times of war and ... Book Review - Christian Encounters: Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

The Calico Critic's Rating:

4 Stars

On 9/1 Stacy Price wrote: This is a very interesting book detailing the life of Kane Austen through much research and her personal letters. It was very informative and shows a perspective of the author's life that I found surprising. We learn about not only Miss Austen's life but about her personality. When we think of Jane Austen, ...

Stacy's Rating:

3 Stars

On 3/26 Rael wrote: Despite my love of her novels, I never read a Jane Austen biography until I recently thumbed back the cover of an almost-squarish little book by Peter Leithart - Jane Austen (Christian Encounters Series). Well-ResearchedNumerous excerpts of letters fill these pages and give evidence for the portrait ... Book Review - Jane Austen

Rael's Rating:

5 Stars

On 12/16 Nikki Simcox wrote: I love the classics written by Jane Austen. I love the critical and sometimes sarcastic but always fun loving characters in her stories. From reading this biography you can see that her family was much like the characters she wrote about.This was a nice look into the "real" Jane Austen and what her life ... Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

Nikki's Rating:

4 Stars

On 11/9 Anna Blanch wrote: Jane Austen by Peter Leithart is part of Christian Encounters series from Thomas Nelson offers a biographical sketch with a focus on Austen's religious imagination. Peter Leithart is a theology professor at New St. Andrews College and pastor of Trinity Reformed Church. In Jane Austen he has delivered ... Lovers of Jane Austen will enjoy this biographical sketch

Anna's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/30 Sherrah Behrens wrote: I’ve long been a fan of Jane Austen’s books, but even after reading them and after taking a class on them, I knew relatively little about Austen herself. The Christian Encounters biography of Jane Austen by Peter Leithart was a great tool for changing that. Leithart supplements his biography with letters by Austen and her ... Jane Austen Biography

Sherrah's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/26 Raquel Mutton wrote: In a world of adoring Austenites, Peter Leithart is careful to cut through the layers of adulation, harsh criticism, and mystique which have been heaped up around Jane Austen. He reveals a woman who “at the center of her soul, remained Jenny Austen all her life”, and who wrote out of sheer laughter, with ... Biography Review: Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

Raquel's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/17 Jill Dudley wrote: I received Peter Leithart’s biography on Jane Austen free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review blogger program.  The opinions I express are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the ... Book Review of Jane Austen: Christian Encounter Series

Jill's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/4 Donna Vandygriff wrote: This review is for the book Jane Austen by Peter Leithart. I have always read biographies throughout my life because I feel like you learn a lot about life through the lives of others. I have always enjoyed living vicariously by reading about others. The family of Jane Austen was a lively and spirited ... Jane Austen

Donna's Rating:

5 Stars

On 7/14 Greta121 wrote: eter Leithart's biography of Jane Austen is a book I was looking forward to reading. As someone who has not yet read even ONE of Jane Austen's books I was looking forward to learning a bit more about her life as a child through adulthood but in reading this book I was just more and more confused. There ... Not the easiest to read.

Greta121's Rating:

2 Stars