Jane Austen: Women, Politics, and the Novel

Jane Austen: Women, Politics, and the Novel

by Claudia L. Johnson
     
 

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"The best (and the best written) book about Austen that has appeared in the last three decades."—Nina Auerbach, Journal of English and Germanic Philology

"By looking at the ways in which Austen domesticates the gothic in Northanger Abbey, examines the conventions of male inheritance and its negative impact on attempts to define the family as a

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"The best (and the best written) book about Austen that has appeared in the last three decades."—Nina Auerbach, Journal of English and Germanic Philology

"By looking at the ways in which Austen domesticates the gothic in Northanger Abbey, examines the conventions of male inheritance and its negative impact on attempts to define the family as a site of care and generosity in Sense and Sensibility, makes claims for the desirability of 'personal happiness as a liberating moral category' in Pride and Prejudice, validates the rights of female authority in Emma, and stresses the benefits of female independence in Persuasion, Johnson offers an original and persuasive reassessment of Jane Austen's thought."—Kate Fullbrook, Times Higher Education Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226401393
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1990
Edition description:
1
Pages:
186
Sales rank:
406,555
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.50(d)

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Johnson moves her thesis with discretion and intelligent restraint, teaching the readers to see what is not obvious and making them sharper readers of the historical moment of the novels.
—Stuart Pave, 19th Century Literature

Meet the Author

Claudia L. Johnson is the Murray Professor of English Literature at Princeton University.

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