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Jane Austen's Business : Her World and Her Profession - Juliet McMaster

Jane Austen's Business

Her World and Her Profession

By: Juliet McMaster (Editor), Bruce Stovel (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 21st May 1996
ISBN: 9780333629208
Number Of Pages: 203

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Jane Austen's Business is a collection of essays that demonstrates Austen knew her business. She presents with memorable distinctness not only 'what sees keenly, speaks aptly, moves flexibly' but also 'what throbs fast and full' (Charlotte Bronte's phrases). Many of these essays, including those by Julia Prewitt Brown, Margaret Drabble, Jan Fergus, Isobel Grundy, Gary Kelly, and Elaine Showalter, are based on papers given at the Lake Louise conference on Persuasion. The collection's culmination is a short story by Margaret Drabble that brings Austen's Elliots of Kellynch Hall into the twentieth century.

List of Illustrations - Texts and Abbreviations - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction - WHAT SEES KEENLY: - Persuasion: or, The Triumph of Cheerfulness; I.Grundy - 'Staring in Astonishment': Portraits and Prints in Persuasion; P.Sabor - Transfiguring the Romantic Sublime in Persuasion; L.Clark - Gazing and Avoiding the Gaze; D.Murray - Shame or Espousal? Emma and the New Intersubjectivity of Anxiety in Austen; G.Butte - WHAT SPEAKS APTLY: - 'My sore-throats, you know, are always worse than anybody's': Mary Musgrove and Jane Austen's Art of Whining; J.Fergus - Talking about Talk in Pride and Prejudice; J.McMaster - Words 'Half-Dethroned': Jane Austen's Art of the Unspoken; I.Thomsen - WHAT MOVES FLEXIBLY: -Prudential Lovers and Lost Heirs: Persuasion and the Presence of Scott; J.Millgate - The Slow Process of Persuasion; J.Terry - The Austens and the Elliots: A Consumer's Guide to Persuasion; E.Copeland - Jane Austen's Real Business: The Novel, Literature, and Cultural Capital; G.Kelly -Private and Public in Persuasion; J.Prewitt Brown - WHAT THROBS FAST AND FULL: -Retrenchments; E.Showalter - 'The Sentient Target of Death': Jane Austen's Prayers; B.Stovel -The Dower House at Kellynch: A Somerset Romance; M.Drabble - Works Cited - Index

ISBN: 9780333629208
ISBN-10: 0333629205
Series: Her World and Her Profession
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 203
Published: 21st May 1996
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 15