Jane Austen: The Parson's Daughter

Jane Austen: The Parson's Daughter

by Irene Collins


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781852855628
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,167,247
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Irene Collins graduated in History at Oxford and taught for many years at Liverpool University, where she is now Reader Emeritus. As a popular lecturer to history societies throughout the U.K., and the author of several books and articles on Britain and Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, she was awarded in 1996 the Historical Association's Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History. Her interest in the connection between history and literature has led her to focus her attention on the life and novels of Jane Austen, on which she has lectured widely in both England and America. She is a Vice-President of the Jane Austen Society, and Patron of the Northern Branch.

Table of Contents

IllustrationsPrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction1 A Godly Heritage2 Upbringing3 School4 Reason and Godliness5 Reading and Learning6 Dramatic Times7 Stories8 Dancing9 War10 Love and Tragedy11 Publishing12 Marriage and Money13 Classical Scenes and Gothic Novels14 Dread and Terrible Times15 Leaving SteventonNotesBibliographyIndex

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