Books Jane's Fame How Jane Austen Conquered the World by Claire Harman Hardcover, 277 pages, Henry Holt & Co, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleJane's FameSubtitleHow Jane Austen Conquered the WorldAuthorClaire Harman Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary The author of the critically acclaimed Robert Louis Stevenson and the award-winning Sylvia Townsend Warner gives readers a complete biography of both Jane Austen and her lasting cultural influence. Genres: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Also by Claire Harman Myself And The Other Fellow Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Jane's Fame Hulton Archive/Getty Images Book Reviews Pride And Sensibility: Jane Austen's Literary Ambition Fresh Air March 22, 2010 Jane's Fame, Claire Harman's book about the author of Emma and Sense and Sensibility, reveals the gap between her legacy — modest, indifferent to fame and devoted to her characters — and her ambition. Pride And Sensibility: Jane Austen's Literary Ambition Listen· 5:51 5:51 Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/125015157/125016702" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Graham Letorney What We're Reading What We're Reading: March 3-8 March 3, 2010 Novelist Tash Aw takes us to Indonesia on the eve of violent civil war; a history of Austen appreciation, Jane's Fame, traces the author's rise from obscurity to ubiquity; Sam Lipsyte brings the funny to academia in his latest satire; and Enlightened Sexism aims a Buffy-style stake at the media's warped portrayals of "girl power."