Pride and Prejudice: A Sourcebook

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Robert Morrison sets Pride and Prejudice within the social contexts of female conduct books and political tales of terror and traces criticism of the novel from the nineteenth century to the present, including material on the 1995 film adaptation. Extensive introductory comment and annotation complement extracts from critical and contextual texts. The book concludes with fourteen widely studied passages from Pride and Prejudice, reprinted with editorial comment.

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Overview

Robert Morrison sets Pride and Prejudice within the social contexts of female conduct books and political tales of terror and traces criticism of the novel from the nineteenth century to the present, including material on the 1995 film adaptation. Extensive introductory comment and annotation complement extracts from critical and contextual texts. The book concludes with fourteen widely studied passages from Pride and Prejudice, reprinted with editorial comment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415268493
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Series: Routledge Guides to Literature Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Contexts 7
Contextual overview 9
Chronology 17
Contemporary documents 23
The rambler (1750) 23
Sir Charles Grandison (1753-4) 24
Emile (1762) 26
Essays, moral, religious, and miscellaneous (1766) 27
Sermons to young women (1767) 29
A father's legacy to his daughters (1774) 30
The wealth of nations (1776) 31
Cecilia : or memoirs of an heiress (1782) 32
Thoughts on the education of daughters (1787) 33
Reflections on the revolution in France (1790) 34
An appeal from the new to the old Whigs (1791) 35
A vindication of the rights of woman (1792) 36
Things as they are; or, the adventures of Caleb Williams (1794) 37
Jane Austen's letters (1796) 38
Temper, or domestic scenes (1812) 40
Jane Austen's letters (1813-16) 41
Biographical directory 44
2 Interpretations 49
Critical history 51
Early critical reception 55
Letter to Lady Milbanke (1813) 56
Letter to Sarah Ponsonby (1813) 57
Diary entries (1819) 57
Novelists on Pride and prejudice 58
Letter to Sir William Elford (1814) 58
Letter to Sir William Elford (1815) 59
The journal of Walter Scott (1826) 60
Society in America (1837) 60
Letter to George Henry Lewes (1848) 62
'A word about Tom Jones' (1860) 62
'Miss Austen and Miss Mitford' (1870) 63
Letter to Rev. J. H. Twichell (1898) 64
Heroines of fiction (1901) 65
The Victorian age in literature (1913) 65
A room of one's own (1929) 66
'Pride and prejudice' (1948) 67
George Meredith and English comedy (1970) 68
Small world (1984) 69
'Miss Jane's prime' (1990) 69
Modern criticism 71
'Regulated hatred : an aspect of the work of Jane Austen' (1939-40) 71
'Jane Austen, Karl Marx, and the aristocratic dance' (1947-8) 72
'Irony as discrimination : pride and prejudice' (1952) 74
'On pride and prejudice' (1953) 76
'Pride unprejudiced' (1956) 77
'Pride and prejudice : vitality and a dramatic mode' (1962) 78
'Pride and prejudice : the reconstitution of society' (1971) 79
'Pride and prejudice' (1978) 81
'Pride and prejudice' (1981) 83
'Ideological contradictions and the consolations of form : the case of Jane Austen' (1984) 84
'Pride and prejudice and the pursuit of happiness' (1988) 85
'Voices and silences : the province of the drawing room and the war of debates' (1989) 87
'The fortunate fall : Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice' (1990) 88
'Austen, Pride and prejudice' (1993) 90
'The humiliation of Elizabeth Bennet' (1993) 93
'Gazing and avoiding the gaze' (1996) 94
'Pride and prejudice, love and recognition' (2001) 95
'Making room in the middle : Mary in Pride and prejudice' (2002) 98
The novel in performance 99
'A conversation with Colin Firth' (1995) 100
'Balancing the courtship hero : masculine emotional display in film adaptations of Austen's novels' (1998) 104
'Mr. Darcy's body : privileging the female gaze' (1998)
3 Key passages 109
4 Further reading 161
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