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Books: Paula Byrne's “The Real Jane Austen' review.

March 20, 2013

In this revisionist biography, Austen—“the unshockable young Jane'—more strongly resembles Emma Woodhouse than Fanny Price. She was opinionated and partial to crude humor. No material, from miscarriage to King James I's rumored homosexuality, was taboo. She was flippant about romance, and Byrne . . . (Subscription required.)

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