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Jane Austen / Edition 1
     

Jane Austen / Edition 1

by Tony Tanner
 

ISBN-10: 0674471741

ISBN-13: 9780674471740

Pub. Date: 01/01/1986

Publisher: Harvard

Tanner guides us through Austen's novels from relatively sunny early works to the darker, more pessimistic Persuasion and fragmentary Sanditon--a journey that takes her from acceptance of a society maintained by landed property, family, money, and strict propriety through an insistence on the need for authentication of these values to a final skepticism

Overview

Tanner guides us through Austen's novels from relatively sunny early works to the darker, more pessimistic Persuasion and fragmentary Sanditon--a journey that takes her from acceptance of a society maintained by landed property, family, money, and strict propriety through an insistence on the need for authentication of these values to a final skepticism and even rejection. In showing her progress from a parochial optimism to an ability to encompass her whole society, Tanner renews our sense of Jane Austen as one of the great novelists, confirming both her local and abiding relevance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674471740
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
01/01/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the Reissued Edition   Marilyn Gaull     viii
Note on the Text   John Wiltshire     xxv
Acknowledgements     xxix
Introduction     1
Jane Austen and the Novel     1
Jane Austen and Society     12
Jane Austen and Education     24
Jane Austen and Language     35
Anger in the Abbey: Northanger Abbey     43
Secrecy and Sickness: Sense and Sensibility     75
Knowledge and Opinion: Pride and Prejudice     103
The Quiet Thing: Mansfield Park     142
The Match-Maker: Emma     176
In Between: Persuasion     208
The Disease of Activity: Sanditon     250
Bibliography     286
Index     291

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