Book Review: Jane Austen, A Life Revealed by Catherine Reef

I enjoy reading Jane Austen’s novels and have read them more than once. When I came across Jane Austen, A Life Revealed by Catherine Reef, I was extremely interested to read the book. The blurb promises an insightful and compelling biography that would be fun to read.

The pages within the book were disappointing though. A few tidbits of Austen’s life were given, but these were very brief. The description written of her life was dry and factual (and not at all fun to read). Many of the pages described the story lines of the books she had written – books that I  had already read and knew. I would have preferred a description of a day in her life, as well as a more detailed discussion of the troubles she would have had publishing in that era as a woman. Even though the book outlined in brief the life of Jane Austen, I was disappointed as I had wished for more detail.

I give this novel ⭐⭐2 stars.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This novel was the 47th in my 50 book pledge for 2018)

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