Talking of Jane Austen

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  • Title: Talking of Jane Austen
  • Author: Sheila Kaye-Smith G.B. Stern
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  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardback
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    About " Sheila Kaye-Smith G.B. Stern "

  • Sheila Kaye-Smith G.B. Stern

    The daughter of a country doctor, Shelia Kaye Smith was born in St Leonards on Sea near Hastings Her first novel, The Tramping Methodist was published when she was 21 In 1923 her book, The End of the House of Alard became a best seller and gave her national prominence She went on to write over 40 books.Kaye Smith s early novels were chiefly pre occupied with rural life in Sussex and Kent They focused on farming, land inheritance, agricultural mechanisation and changing women s roles in rural life Joanna Godden, arguably her most famous novel, was adapted into a film in 1947 Her later books focused on her religious pre occupations, and her conversion to catholicism She was also a passionate scholar of Jane Austen and with her friend, G.B Stern wrote Speaking of Jane Austen and More About Jane Austen.


  • Part of the spoils of this year's Trinity Second-Hand Book Sale. I got it for only 50c; which, considering that it's hardback and a first edition, makes it rather undervalued, I think. It's a collection of essays about Jane Austen's six main novels, written by Sheila Kaye-Smith and G.B. Stern, who were quite popular novelists in their day.It was written in 1943, which shows both in references in the text, and in the way they analyse the novels. That it's old-fashioned is not necessarily a bad th [...]

  • I don't understand why this book isn't reprinted, at least in ebook form, given how huge the Jane Austen industry has grown.Whatever. I was delighted to discover this book wherein G. B. Stern, whose delightful books I've only discovered in the last decade (they are very hard to find in Southern California) and Sheila Kaye-Smith, who I have not come across before, talk about their first discovery of Jane Austen, and then go on to discuss the books.It was more than a hundred years ago that one of [...]

  • What a delightful book. Just like talking to someone about Jane Austen's books. What's similar about them, what's different, which characters you like or don't like and why. Two different authors who alternate chapters and don't always agree. Very fun!

  • 4 Regency Teacups. While extremely dated, 1944, many interesting points. As many said on , I certainly disagree with the authors on many points. However, very interesting points. The best part of the book for me was when each author gave a paragraph of their views on characters. For me only, an interesting connection with Sheila Kaye-Smith. My favorite composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams, wrote the music to the film version of her book "Joanna Godden"."She was far too conscientious an artist to com [...]

  • While I certainly disagree with the authors on some things (their analysis of the characters in Mansfield Park is what we disagree on the most), I still really enjoyed reading this book. It was light-hearted and fun for the most part, but also helped me think a bit more seriously about Austen's works. I highly recommend this book!

  • I've just finished a delicious book. t's out of print, copyright 1943 but I was able to get it thought interlibrary loan. "Talking of Jane Austen" by Shelia Kaye-Smith and G. B. Stern. Wonderful discussions between them of everything pertaining to Austen's books - plot, characters, quotes, languaged more. They are true Austen devotees, and the book greatly enhanced my Austen reading. As I said, delicious. They disagree about various things in the books, which makes it shine as they explain how t [...]

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