A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.
Jane Austen (Hathaway) believes in love. Her parents want her to marry for money and in 1795 England that was the way of the world for a young woman. But when the 20-year-old meets the dashing young Irishman, Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), his intellect and arrogance ignite Jane’s curiosity and her world spins head-over-heels. Can Jane afford to spurn the offer of Lady Gresham’s nephew, defy the authority of her parents and fly in the face of social convention? In Becoming Jane, a young lady on the first rung of literary greatness risks a romance that was to shape her life and her work.
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