Aug 18 2009
Laura Brodie: Becoming Jane Austen
Joseph Highmore, Pamela Fainting, 1743, oil on canvas.
The success of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is the latest sign of a fascination for all things Austen. Today’s Janeites devour everything from novels to blogs to cultural histories based on her work. But what did Austen herself read? Below are some of the best sellers that had the greatest influence on Austen’s early novels.
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