There is a becoming Jane Austen who delights Victorians, spinsters, and weenies - and who disgusted Mark Twain. There also exists a nastier Jane Austen who challenges traditional tions of fitness and propriety. Much of this Jane vanished when her sister Cassandra burned many of her letters. However, a caustic Jane Austen remains to be appreciated in her vels, juvenilia, and surviving correspondence. With a variety of insights afforded by psychoanalysis, Regency history, and evolutionary theory, (as well as Proust and Casava and Stendhal), the author recovers a Jane Austen who is unbecoming, adult, entertaining-and truly classic. This irreverent yet insightful work of literary criticism is a co-publication of Unlimited Publishing LLC and Harvardwood Books.
Steve Bachmann, A.B. (Harvard), MFA (UNO), J.D. (Harvard) is a co-founder of The New Orleans Art Review and author of four books of art and literary criticism from Unlimited Publishing LLC. They include Beyond NOLA: New Orleans Reviews of Art; Simulating Sex: Aesthetic Representations of Erotic Activity; EXTREME PROUST and now Unbecoming Jane. He is also a widely-published legal theorist and activist lawyer.