Jane Austen - Sense and Sensibility/ Pride and Prejudice/ Emma

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Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Emma are Jane Austen's most popular and frequently studied novels. This invaluable Guide explores the critical history of these works - from the first nineteenth-century reviews to early twenty-first-century reactions-and provides an overview of the key critical trends are approaches.

Annika Bautz skillfully leads readers through the profusion of responses that Austen's three novels have provoked since they were first published ...

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Overview

Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Emma are Jane Austen's most popular and frequently studied novels. This invaluable Guide explores the critical history of these works - from the first nineteenth-century reviews to early twenty-first-century reactions-and provides an overview of the key critical trends are approaches.

Annika Bautz skillfully leads readers through the profusion of responses that Austen's three novels have provoked since they were first published almost two hundred years ago, and examines major film and television adaptations.

Concise and stimulating, this is an essential resource for anyone who is studying these much-loved Austen texts.

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Meet the Author

ANNIKA BAUTZ is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Abbreviations and a Note on the Text viii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Contemporary Reviews 6

Chapter 2 Victorian Reviews, ca. 1865-80 22

Chapter 3 Early to Mid-Twentieth Century Critical Responses 42

Chapter 4 Later Twentieth-Century Critical Responses: Feminism 62

Chapter 5 Later Twentieth-Century Critical Responses: Literary, Cultural, and Historical Context 76

Chapter 6 The First Decade of the Twenty-First Century 96

Chapter 7 Film and Television Adaptations 124

Conclusion 134

Notes 140

Bibliography 151

Index 165

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