Seeking Austen, from Abroad: Lori Smith’s Memoir 'A Walk with Jane Austen' (2007)

dc.contributor.author Wells, Juliette
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-13T17:42:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-13T17:42:52Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05-13T17:42:52Z
dc.description.abstract One outcome of Jane Austen’s popularity with present-day readers is their creation of books derived from and inspired by her own. This article examines a recent contribution to this increasingly crowded field: Lori Smith’s 2007 'A Walk with Jane Austen: A Journey into Adventure, Love & Faith', which depicts a thirtysomething American woman’s travel to England in the hopes of better understanding both Austen and herself. I consider this memoir in relation to other works created by Austen fans, including those who, like Smith, aim primarily at a Christian readership; I address as well this book’s significance as an account of literary pilgrimage and of personally transformative reading. en
dc.identifier.issn 1836-4845
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/3412
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Jane Austen en
dc.subject Popularity en
dc.subject Life Writing en
dc.subject Lori Smith en
dc.subject 'A Walk with Jane Austen' en
dc.subject Christianity en
dc.subject Literary pilgrimages en
dc.title Seeking Austen, from Abroad: Lori Smith’s Memoir 'A Walk with Jane Austen' (2007) en
dc.type Article en
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