Margaret Lane Writing Styles in The Tale of Beatrix Potter

Margaret Lane
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Perspective

The perspective of The Tale of Beatrix Potter is that of her biographer and clear admirer Margaret Lane. Margaret Lane was the Dowager Countess of Huntington and a prominent British author with over two dozen books to her name. She wrote two biographies of Beatrix Potter, which are among her best known books. Apparently, Potter helped her with the original biography. Lane tells Beatrix's Potter's story with great care, making sure to outline the important historical and psychological details of Potter's life along with telling the story of her life's outward events. Lane also wrote biographies of Samuel Johnson and Emily Bronte, so she was an experienced biographer.

Her perspective of the book is largely impartial, retelling the events of Beatrix's life until Chapter 6, where she speculates on the qualities that made Beatrix Potter such an excellent writer, arguing that Beatrix's intimate connection to nature, artistic technique and...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
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