This Guide discusses the range of critical reactions to three of Jane Austen's most widely-studied and popular novels. Annika Bautz takes the reader chronologically through the profusion of criticism by selecting key approaches from the immense variety of responses these three Austen novels have provoked over the last two centuries.
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Table of Contents
Abbreviations.- Introduction.- Contemporary Reviews, 1812-1817.- Victorian Reviews, c.1865-1880.- Early to Mid-Twentieth-Century Critical Responses.- Later Twentieth-Century Critical Responses:Feminism.- Later Twentieth-Century Critical Responses: Literary, Cultural and Historical Context.- The First Decade of the Twenty-First Century.- Films and Television Adaptations.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Select Bibliography.- Index.