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Jane Austen and Narrative Authority - T. Wallace

Jane Austen and Narrative Authority

Hardcover Published: 13th March 1995
ISBN: 9780333607275
Number Of Pages: 155

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In Jane Austen and Narrative Authority, Tara Ghoshal Wallace argues that far from embodying ideological and technical serenity, Austen's novels articulate a range of anxieties about authorship and authority. The novels experiment in different ways with possible sources and the ultimate failures of authority, always returning to the compromised figure of the narrator. Wallace suggests that Austen's novelistic output can be read as a theory of interpretation, thematizing problems of narrative authority and readers' resistance.

Acknowledgements - Abbreviations - Introduction: Lady's Susan's Progeny - Northanger Abbey and the Limits of Parody - Sense and Sensibility and Feminine Authority - Getting the Whole Truth in Pride and Prejudice - The Family Plot of Mansfield Park - Emma and the Inept Reader - Straight Talk in Persuasion - Index

ISBN: 9780333607275
ISBN-10: 0333607279
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 155
Published: 13th March 1995
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1