A Fine Brush on Ivory: An Appreciation of Jane Austen
Jane Austen was both a very good storyteller and a great novelist. How did she do it? This study delights in Austen's craft, wit, and pathos. It explores the development of her style, storytelling, and characterization, her technical prowess, and her place in comparison with her contemporaries, with a grace and wit worthy of the subject herself.
Richard Jenkyns is Professor of the Classical Tradition and Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.