Jane Austen

Jane Austen: 1775 - 1817
Like most women of her time Jane Austen lived out her life on home ground. Her adventurous brothers meant however that she was very much in touch with her age. Coupling this with her own remarkable personality she produced some of the finest novels in English literature. This film by Malcolm Hossick covers her life and background and ends with an overview of her work.

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    Austen

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    Jane Austen: 1775 - 1817
    Like most women of her time Jane Austen lived out her life on home ground. Her adventurous brothers meant however that she was very much in touch with her age. Coupling this with her own remarkable personality she produced some of the finest novels in English literature...

  • Jane Austen
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    Jane Austen

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    Jane Austen: 1775 - 1817
    Like most women of her time Jane Austen lived out her life on home ground. Her adventurous brothers meant however that she was very much in touch with her age. Coupling this with her own remarkable personality she produced some of the finest novels in English literature...

  • William Blake

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    William Blake was an English poet and painter of the 18th century. Most remarkably he wrote poems and illustrated, engraved and printed them himself. Although he saw himself as a christian in a very christian world his ideas about this were radically different from the norm. Dying in poverty he i...

  • Robert Burns
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    Robert Burns

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    This film by Malcolm Hossick follows the life and times of Robert Burns a Scottish poet of the 18th century. Burns came from a simple farming background but he was a bright boy and managed to get a reasonable education. In what was a remarkable rise his talent as a poet was soon recognised and hi...