So You Think You Know Jane Austen?

So You Think You Know Jane Austen How well do you really know your favorite author In this new book ace literary detective turned quizmaster John Sutherland and Austen buff Deirdre Le Faye challenge you to find out Starting with easy

  • Title: So You Think You Know Jane Austen?
  • Author: John Sutherland Deirdre Le Faye
  • ISBN: 9780192804402
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Paperback
  • How well do you really know your favorite author In this new book, ace literary detective turned quizmaster John Sutherland and Austen buff Deirdre Le Faye challenge you to find out Starting with easy, factual questions that test how well you remember a novel and its characters, the quiz progresses to a level of greater difficulty, demanding close reading and interpretatHow well do you really know your favorite author In this new book, ace literary detective turned quizmaster John Sutherland and Austen buff Deirdre Le Faye challenge you to find out Starting with easy, factual questions that test how well you remember a novel and its characters, the quiz progresses to a level of greater difficulty, demanding close reading and interpretative deduction What really motivates the characters, and what is going on beneath the surface of the story Designed to amuse and divert, the questions and answers take the reader on an imaginative journey into the world of Jane Austen, where hypothesis and speculation produce fascinating and unexpected insights The questions are ingenious and fun, and the answers located in the back of the book , in Sutherland s inimitable style, are fascinating Completing the book guarantees a hugely improved knowledge and appreciation of Austen Whether you are an expert or enthusiast, So You Think You Know Jane Austen guarantees you will know her much better after reading it.

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    1. En achetant ce livre de quizz et de questions, je m'attendais à quelque chose d'assez amusant, à un livre-jeu. En fait, les auteurs nous expliquent qu'il s'agit plus d'une méthode d'analyse et d'apprentissage. Pour chaque oeuvre, quatre niveaux de difficultés nous sont posés et même au premier niveau, il s'agit rarement de répondre par un seul mot ou deux ou alors on nous demande le nom du chien de Willoughby (Folly, by the way). Quant au quatrième niveau, nous sommes carrément dans l'i [...]

    2. ITA-ENGOk. Probabilmente è un quiz da fare subito dopo aver riletto i libri. I dettagli minuziosi, come le rendite dei possedimenti o le doti, sfuggono alla mia memoria. Le domande sono abbastanza difficili, soprattutto quelle interpretative (e a volte non sono per niente d'accordo con le risposte fornite), però tutto sommato un buon quiz. L'unica cosa che non mi è piaciuta è che ogni tanto veniva fuori l'opinione molto personale (e poco accademica) degli autori.Ok. So you should probably re [...]

    3. Who would have thought answering questions could be this fun? Three levels of questions, from “Did you read?” to “Did you understand?” to “How astute are you?” with very entertaining and insightful answers. Great for all levels of Austen readers.

    4. I would never have believed I could disagree so profoundly with Deirdre le Faye. There are numerous interpretations in this book that I disagree with. There isn't even any space for, 'that's not what I think, but it's possible', most of the time I think the authors are just wrong. Occasionally there is one where I think they're being insightful or suggesting something that I've never thought of. But most of the time, I disagree with their interpretations.

    5. While I found the ideas and information presented in this book to be fascinating, I think there were times when the authors were trying too hard to bring something "new" to Austen's works. Some of their readings on the characters (especially Mr. Bennett in "Pride and Prejudice") seemed forced -- and not in keeping with the novel.

    6. A must-read forwell, you know, I think that's pretty evident. I got this from Helen for my birthday, and I later used it on a long car trip with Allie, so all of us Austenites agree that there's much to learn from this book.

    7. Very entertaining. I really enjoy the different quiz levels for each of the books. I think it's helpful that answers to the questions are included. For the essay type questions, there aren't necessarily right or wrong answers but it's interesting to see what the authors had in mind.

    8. Very entertaining. I really enjoy the different quiz levels for each of the books. I think it's helpful that answers to the questions are included. For the essay type questions, there aren't necessarily right or wrong answers but it's interesting to see what the authors had in mind.

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