I have personally found two superb books for understanding and exploring Jane's life, though they are not biographies per se. The first is a tidbit or factbook called, "101 Things You Didn't Know about Jane Austen-The Truth about the World's Most Intriguing Romantic Literary Herione", by Patrice Hannon, Ph.D. This book puts in a short compiled format all the best information you would find in a biography about her.
The second book is a study not only of her books, but also how the influencing factors in her life shaped her books: "Miniatures and Morals, the Christian Novels of Jane Austen", written by Peter J. Leithart, (Ph.D. Cambridge.) This book is masterfully written and jsut a great, informative read. Hope you enjoy those books.
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