|aA Jane Austen education :|bhow six novels taught me about love, friendship, and the things that really matter /|cWilliam Deresiewicz.
|aNew York :|bPenguin Books,|cc2011.
|a255 pages ;|c23 cm
|aIncludes a readers guide.
|aEmma: everyday matters -- Pride and prejudice: growing up -- Northanger Abbey: learning to learn -- Mansfield Park: being good -- Persuasion: true friends -- Sense and sensibility: falling in love -- The end of the story.
|aAusten scholar Deresiewicz turns to the author's novels to reveal the remarkable life lessons hidden within. With humor and candor, Deresiewicz employs his own experiences to demonstrate the enduring power of Austen's teachings.
|aAusten, Jane,|d1775-1817|xCriticism and interpretation.