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Jane Austen : Women, Politics and the Novel - Claudia L. Johnson

Jane Austen

Women, Politics and the Novel

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Published: 1st January 1988
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"The best (and the best written) book about Austen that has appeared in the last three decades."--Nina Auerbach, "Journal of English and Germanic Philology"
"By looking at the ways in which Austen domesticates the gothic in "Northanger Abbey," examines the conventions of male inheritance and its negative impact on attempts to define the family as a site of care and generosity in "Sense and Sensibility," makes claims for the desirability of 'personal happiness as a liberating moral category' in "Pride and Prejudice," validates the rights of female authority in "Emma," and stresses the benefits of female independence in "Persuasion," Johnson offers an original and persuasive reassessment of Jane Austen's thought."--Kate Fullbrook, "Times Higher Education Supplement"

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: The Female Novelist and the Critical Tradition
The Novel of Crisis
The Juvenilia andNorthanger Abbey: The Authority of Men and Books
Sense and Sensibility: Opinions Too Common and Too Dangerous
Pride and Prejudiceand the Pursuit of Happiness
Mansfield Park: Confusions of Guilt and Revolutions of Mind
Emma: ""Woman, Lovely Woman Reigns Alone""
Persuasion: The ""Unfeudal Tone of the Present Day""
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780226401393
ISBN-10: 0226401391
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 1st January 1988
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition