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Jane Austen : Bicentenary Essays - John Halperin

Jane Austen

Bicentenary Essays

Paperback Published: 19th January 1976
ISBN: 9780521099295
Number Of Pages: 348

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This book was first published in 1975, the bicentenary of Jane Austen's birth. Though she has long been recognized as one of the major English novelists her reputation was established relatively late and has withstood periods of neglect and controversy. The present volume brings together nineteen essays that marked the bicentenary and in doing so reflected the critical attitudes which some of the twentieth century's most influential scholars have entertained towards the novelist. These essays range from nineteenth-century reactions to the novels and to the novelist herself, through twentieth-century criticism of the individual novels, to considerations of the novelist's reputation abroad. This book will be of interest both to scholars and students of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fiction and also to the general reader of Jane Austen's novels.

Some Backgrounds: Introduction
Jane Austen's nineteenth-century critics: Walter Scott to Henry
From the Iliad to Jane Austen via The Rape of the Lock
Jane Austen and one of her contemporaries
Jane Austen and her publishers
'The pen of the contriver': the four fictions of Northanger Abbey Katrin
Admiring Pope no more than is proper: Sense and Sensibility
E pluribus unum: parts and whole in Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice: fiction's lasting novelty
Mansfield Park: freedom and the family
The two voices of Fanny Price
The objects in Mansfield Park
The worlds of Emma: Jane Austen and Cowper
Emma: point counter point
Persuasion: forms of estrangement
Views and Reviews
Jane Austen and the novel
Jane Austen's drawing room
Jane Austen's monsters
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ISBN: 9780521099295
ISBN-10: 0521099293
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 19th January 1976
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.44