Jane Austen the Novelist

Jane Austen the Novelist

... as a way into the Jane Austen novel at hand. But though by these means I have managed to teach "Love and Freindship” several times, I confess it has always been as an adjunct to teaching the major novels. So far, that is.

Author: J. McMaster

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230375468

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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In these informed and entertaining essays, Juliet McMaster's recurring concern is with the interpenetration of intelligence with emotion among Jane Austen's characters. The author, a leading Jane Austen scholar, begins with an exploration of Austen's burgeoning popularity in our culture, though close studies of lesser-well known works such as 'Love and Friendship' and 'The Watsons', and familiar texts such as 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Emma', moving on to a wide-ranging exploration through all the novels, of the operation of love and the articulation of desire.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Jane Austen Young Author

Jane Austen  Young Author

Exploring the early works both collectively and individually, McMaster shows how young Austen’s fictional world, peopled by guzzlers and unashamed self-seekers, operates by an ethic of energy rather than the sympathy that dominates the ...

Author: Juliet McMaster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317111405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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In her lively and accessibly written book, Juliet McMaster examines Jane Austen’s acute and frequently uproarious juvenile works as important in their own right and for the ways they look forward to her novels. Exploring the early works both collectively and individually, McMaster shows how young Austen’s fictional world, peopled by guzzlers and unashamed self-seekers, operates by an ethic of energy rather than the sympathy that dominates the novels. A fully self-conscious artist, young Jane experimented freely with literary modes - the epistolary, the omniscient, the drama. Early on, she developed brilliantly pointed dialogue to match her characters. Literary parody impels her creativity, and McMaster’s sustained study of Love and Friendship shows the same intricate relation of the parody to the work it parodies that we later see with Northanger Abbey and the Gothic novel. As an illustrator herself, McMaster is especially attuned to the explicit and sometimes hilarious descriptions of bodies that preceded Austen’s famous reticence about physicality. Rather than focusing on the immaturities of the juvenilia, McMaster maps the gradual shifts in tone and emphasis that signpost Austen’s journey as a writer. She shows, for instance, how the shameless husband-hunting in The Three Sisters and the vigorous partisanship of The History of England lead on to Pride and Prejudice. Her book will appeal to Austen’s critics and to passionate general readers, as well as to scholars working in the fields of juvenilia, children’s literature, and childhood studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Jane Austen the Novelist

Jane Austen the Novelist

The author, a leading Jane Austen scholar, begins with an exploration of Austen's burgeoning popularity in our culture, though close studies of lesser-well known works such as 'Love and Friendship' and 'The Watsons', and familiar texts such ...

Author: Juliet McMaster

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312127537

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

View: 418

In these informed and entertaining essays, Juliet McMaster's recurring concern is with the interpenetration of intelligence with emotion among Jane Austen's characters. The author, a leading Jane Austen scholar, begins with an exploration of Austen's burgeoning popularity in our culture, though close studies of lesser-well known works such as 'Love and Friendship' and 'The Watsons', and familiar texts such as 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Emma', moving on to a wide-ranging exploration through all the novels, of the operation of love and the articulation of desire.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

This collection of essays offers an intimate history of Austen's art and life told through objects associated with her personally and with the era in which she lived.

Author: Kathryn Sutherland

Publisher: Bodleian Library

ISBN: 1851244638

Category: Authors, English

Page: 207

View: 473

This collection of essays offers an intimate history of Austen's art and life told through objects associated with her personally and with the era in which she lived. Her teenage notebooks, music albums, pelisse-coat, letters, the homemade booklets in which she composed her novels and the portraits made of her during her life all feature in this lavishly illustrated collection.By interpreting the outrageous literary jokes in her early notebooks we can glimpse the shared reading activities of Jane and her family, together with the love of satire and home entertainment which can be traced in the subtler humour of her mature work. It is well known that Austen played the piano but her music books reveal how music was used to create networks far more intricate than the simple pleasures of home recital. Examination of Austen's pelisse-coat tells us something about her physique and, with the lively letters to her sister Cassandra, gives an insight into her views on fashion. The exploration of yet more objects - the Regency novel, newspaper articles, naval logbooks, and contemporary political cartoons - reveals Austen's filiations with wider social and political worlds. These 'things' map the threads connecting her (from India to Bath and from North America to Chawton) to those on the international stage during the wars with France that raged through much of her short life. Finally, this book charts her reputation over the two hundred years since her death, offering fresh interpretations of Jane Austen's changing place in the world.
Categories: Authors, English

Why Jane Austen

Why Jane Austen

Singly and together, mindful of Clueless and one another, these films suggested, as Austen's novel does, ... Like Jane Austen the novelist before them, the filmmakers were teasing people to identify the heroine with the lady who ...

Author: Rachel M. Brownstein

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231153904

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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A comparative analysis of the characteristics applied to the early 19th-century classic author includes coverage of how evolving social views have shaped her reputation, the influence of modern interpretations of her work and her ongoing relevance to the literary world.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Austen the Novelist: Essays Past and Present. St. Martin's P, 1996. _____. Jane Austen, Young Author. Ashgate, 2016. _____. “The Watchers of Sanditon.” Persuasions, no. 19, 1997, pp. 149–159. _____. “The Young Jane Austen.

Author: Laura Dabundo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476675121

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Written for readers at all levels, this book situates Jane Austen in her time, and for all times. It provides a biography; locates her work in the context of literary history and criticism; explores her fiction; and features an encyclopedic, readable resource on the people, places and things of relevance to Austen the person and writer. Details on family members, beaux, friends, national affairs, church and state politics, themes, tropes, and literary devices ground the reader in Austen's world. Appendices offer resources for further reading and consider the massive modern industry that has grown up around Austen and her works.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of the Novel

Encyclopedia of the Novel

JUDITH BURDAN See also Jane Austen Further Reading Brown, Julia Prewitt, Jane Austen's Novels: Social Change and Literary Form, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1979 Halperin, John, editor, Jane Austen: Bicentenary ...

Author: Paul Schellinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135918262

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 838

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sanditon

Sanditon

In a completed version of Jane Austen's unfinished manuscript, a young country woman visits a fashionable seaside resort and gains insight into the complexities of human nature

Author: Another Lady

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684843421

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

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In a completed version of Jane Austen's unfinished manuscript, a young country woman visits a fashionable seaside resort and gains insight into the complexities of human nature
Categories: Fiction

Jane Austen Novelist

Jane Austen  Novelist

This book features correspondence between Austen and her family as well as the musings of Austen scholars about the author_s life and work.

Author: Caroline Sanderson

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502624468

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Jane Austen is one of Britain’s most infamous female authors—with most of this fame being acquired posthumously. With six novels in her repertoire, Austen’s works have been adapted for both film and television and have been critiqued by scholars and studied by students for decades. Most recently, Austen has been a source of spin-offs and commercialization—a relevant author despite more two hundred years separating her life from the present. This book features correspondence between Austen and her family as well as the musings of Austen scholars about the author’s life and work.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Jane Austen s Lost Novel

Jane Austen s Lost Novel

So Frederic and Elfrida in Jane Austen's 'Novel' of that name, though not twins, were “born in one day”. The device is taken from the romantic fiction of the period, where the separation of twins is frequently used to emphasise either a ...

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781800460140

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Until the appearance in 1870 of the Memoir written by her nephew J.E. Austen Leigh, very little was known about Jane Austen beyond what could be deduced from her major novels. This had been the family’s choice. Despite this lack of information Deidre Le Faye records that following the acceptance of Jane’s novel Susan for publication in 1803, “according to family tradition, she had composed the plot of another full-length novel”. This, Two Girls of Eighteen, never previously identified as Jane’s, was published in 1806 but at some point apparently suppressed. Only two copies are known to exist - one in the Deutsch Nationalbibliothek and the one from which the present text has been transcribed, which came from a house that Jane knew and is mentioned by her in A Collection of Letters. Two Girls of Eighteen has a divided structure, involving two sisters, Charlotte and Julia, each of whom is given her own story, the one a Romance partly based on Richardson’s Clarissa, the other a Gothic confection - both set in contemporary England. Jane appears to be testing in this the capabilities of such forms for expressing what she was trying to achieve. Through the character of Charlotte, who is attempting to write a novel, she deliberates at length the sort of thing that she herself might write. Her reflections on such subjects as medicine, law, the rights of women, etc take us below the glossy surface of the major novels and show us the complex web of thought that lies beneath.
Categories: Literary Criticism