This exhilarating collection of essays is the product of a lifetime's engagement with Jane Austen's writing. They are modest, searching, wonderfully perceptive essays from which all lovers of Jane Austen, the most knowledgeable as well as those who have just discovered her, will have much to learn. They are essays that send us back to the novels with a renewed understanding of Jane Austen's extraordinary achievement.
Prof. Richard Cronin
University of Glasgow
A collection of insightful talks and essays on Jane Austen … Nora Bartlett throws light on the characters’ moments of grace, or on the power and truth of emotions … her acute and sympathetic observations … aim at developing the readers’ clear and accurate perception of Austen’s nuanced prose, and their awareness of more political themes, such as women’s economic and social predicament at the turn of the nineteenth century.
"Nora Bartlett, Jane Austen: Reflections of A Reader". Miranda [Online] (2108-6559), vol. 23, 2021. doi:10.4000/miranda.41659