An Animated Introduction to Jane Austen

From Alain de Bot­ton’ School of Life comes the lat­est in a series of ani­mat­ed intro­duc­tions to influ­en­tial lit­er­ary fig­ures. Pre­vi­ous install­ments gave us a look at the life and work of Mar­cel Proust and Vir­ginia Woolf. This one takes us inside the lit­er­ary world of Jane Austen. And, as always, de Bot­ton puts an accent on how read­ing lit­er­a­ture can change your life. “Jane Austen’s nov­els are so read­able and so inter­est­ing…” notes The School of Life Youtube chan­nel,” because she wasn’t an ordi­nary kind of nov­el­ist: she want­ed her work to help us to be bet­ter and wis­er peo­ple. Her nov­els [avail­able on this list] had a phi­los­o­phy of per­son­al devel­op­ment at their heart.” The video above expands on that idea. Enjoy.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

An Intro­duc­tion to the Lit­er­ary Phi­los­o­phy of Mar­cel Proust, Pre­sent­ed in a Mon­ty Python-Style Ani­ma­tion

An Ani­mat­ed Intro­duc­tion to Vir­ginia Woolf

Jane Austen Used Pins to Edit Her Aban­doned Man­u­script, The Wat­sons

Down­load 55 Free Online Lit­er­a­ture Cours­es: From Dante and Mil­ton to Ker­ouac and Tolkien

Down­load the Major Works of Jane Austen as Free eBooks & Audio Books

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