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The Resource Jane Austen and the fiction of her time, Mary Waldron

Jane Austen and the fiction of her time, Mary Waldron

Label
Jane Austen and the fiction of her time
Title
Jane Austen and the fiction of her time
Statement of responsibility
Mary Waldron
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents Jane Austen as a radical innovator. It explores the nature of her confrontation with the popular novelists of her time, and demonstrates how her challenge to them transformed fiction. It is evident from letters and other sources, as well as the novels themselves, that the Austen family developed a strong scepticism about contemporary notions of the proper content and purpose of fiction. Austen's own writing can be seen as a conscious demonstration of these disagreements. In thus identifying her literary motivation, this book (moving away from the questions of ideology which have so dominated Austen studies in this century) offers a unifying critique of the novels and helps to explain their unequalled durability with the reading public
Cataloging source
UKM
Index
index present
Intended audience
1430
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Jane Austen and the fiction of her time, Mary Waldron
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The juvenilia, the early unfinished novels and Northanger Abbey -- The non-heiresses: The Watsons and Pride and prejudice -- Sense and the single girl -- The frailties of Fanny -- Men of sense and silly wives: the confusions of Mr. Knightley -- Rationality and rebellion: Persuasion and the model girl -- Sanditon: conclusion
Control code
ocm45648376
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 194 pages
Isbn
9780521003889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Jane Austen and the fiction of her time, Mary Waldron
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The juvenilia, the early unfinished novels and Northanger Abbey -- The non-heiresses: The Watsons and Pride and prejudice -- Sense and the single girl -- The frailties of Fanny -- Men of sense and silly wives: the confusions of Mr. Knightley -- Rationality and rebellion: Persuasion and the model girl -- Sanditon: conclusion
Control code
ocm45648376
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 194 pages
Isbn
9780521003889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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