Jane Austen, a Reassessment

Jane Austen, a Reassessment

by P. J. M. Scott
     
 

This book lifts Austen studies to a level of debate which is exciting, happy and tough. That she is one of the greatest philosopher-novelists of the Romantic Age is Peter Scott's conviction. He reads Mansfield Park as a ripe complex argument about discipline, Sense and Sensibility is valued as one of the great tragic novels of Europe, and Emma is viewed as

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This book lifts Austen studies to a level of debate which is exciting, happy and tough. That she is one of the greatest philosopher-novelists of the Romantic Age is Peter Scott's conviction. He reads Mansfield Park as a ripe complex argument about discipline, Sense and Sensibility is valued as one of the great tragic novels of Europe, and Emma is viewed as brilliant but specious.

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Scott's opinions are neither casually made nor lightly based; he illustrates copiously from the novels and letters, and he shows wide acquaintance with the critical cannon....provocative.
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Scott's opinions are neither casually made nor lightly based; he illustrates copiously from the novels and letters, and he shows wide acquaintance with the critical cannon....provocative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780389202820
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1982
Series:
Critical Studies Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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