Bitch In a Bonnet: Reclaiming Jane Austen from the Stiffs, the Snobs, the Simps and the Saps (Volume 2)
by Robert Rodi
Published: August 24, 2014.
Novelist Rodi launches a broadside against the depiction of Jane Austen as "the inventor and mother goddess of 'chick lit.'" Instead he sees her as "the most unsparing satirist of her century." In this volume, he combs through her final three novels with the aim of charting her growth as both a novelist and a humorist, and of shattering the notion that she’s a romantic of any kind.