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Book Review: 'A Jane Austen Education' by William Deresiewicz
Book Review: 'A Jane Austen Education' by William Deresiewicz

A Jane Austen Education How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter William Deresiewicz The Penguin Press: 258 pp., $25.95 Jane Austen's keen social observations and delightfully witty, sometimes foolish and occasionally loathsome characters have made her one of our most lasting writers — this year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of her first novel, "Sense and Sensibility" — and earned her an avid fan base. But with adoring Austen a largely female pursuit, something nags: Can dudes love her too? That's what "A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things...

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