The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen [NOOK Book]

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Jane Austen's stock in the popular marketplace has never been higher, while academic studies continue to uncover new aspects of her engagement with her world. This fully updated edition of the acclaimed Cambridge Companion offers clear, accessible coverage of the intricacies of Austen's works in their historical context, with biographical information and suggestions for further reading. Major scholars address Austen's six novels, the letters and other works, in terms accessible to students and the many general ...
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The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen

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Overview

Jane Austen's stock in the popular marketplace has never been higher, while academic studies continue to uncover new aspects of her engagement with her world. This fully updated edition of the acclaimed Cambridge Companion offers clear, accessible coverage of the intricacies of Austen's works in their historical context, with biographical information and suggestions for further reading. Major scholars address Austen's six novels, the letters and other works, in terms accessible to students and the many general readers, as well as to academics. With seven new essays, the Companion now covers topics that have become central to recent Austen studies, for example, gender, sociability, economics, and the increasing number of screen adaptations of the novels.
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'… an excellent collection which belongs in the library of every serious Austen scholar, as well as those who simply want a new or different insight into Austen's work.' Canadian Woman Studies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781139801126
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 921,394
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Edward Copeland is Emeritus Professor of English at Pomona College, Claremont, California.

Juliet McMaster is Emeritus Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Alberta, Canada.

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Texts and abbreviations
1 Chronology of Jane Austen's life 1
2 The professional woman writer 12
3 Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice 32
4 Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion 58
5 The short fiction 84
6 The letters 100
7 Class 115
8 Money 131
9 Religion and politics 149
10 Style 170
11 Jane Austen and literary traditions 189
12 Austen cults and cultures 211
13 Further reading 227
Index 244
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