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The Reception of Jane Austen in Europe : Athlone Critical Traditions - Anthony Mandal

The Reception of Jane Austen in Europe

Athlone Critical Traditions

By: Anthony Mandal (Editor), Brian Southam (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th August 2007
ISBN: 9780826469328
Number Of Pages: 424

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This volume of international research provides a wide-ranging account of Jane Austen's reception across the length and breadth of Europe, from Russia and Finland in the North to Italy and Spain in the South. In historical terms, the survey ranges from the near-contemporary - since Austen's novels were available in French very soon after their original publication - to modern times, in those countries which for various reasons, linguistic, historical or ideological, have taken up the novels only in recent years. For many, Austen's novels are valued for their romantic content, as love stories, but increasingly they are being perceived as sophisticated, ironic narratives. In this, the quality of translation has been a significant factor and the many film and television adaptations have played an important part in establishing Austen's reputation amongst the public at large. It will be seen from this that across Europe Austen's 'reception history' is far from uniform and has been shaped by a complex of extra-literary forces.

"This substantial volume, in the editors' words, builds on 'earlier commentaries by providing, for the first time, a comprehensive account of Austen's reception across seventeen nations' (2007, 2)."
-James Rovira, College Literature, Vol. 36, April 2009

Series Editor's Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
List of Contributorsp. xv
Abbreviationsp. xix
Timeline: European Reception of Jane Austenp. xxi
Introductionp. 1
The Reception of Jane Austen's Novels in France and Switzerland: The Early Years, 1813-1828p. 12
The Reception of Jane Austen in France: The Later Nineteenth Century, 1830-1900p. 34
The Reception of Jane Austen in France in the Modern Period, 1901-2004: Recognition at Last?p. 54
Going Dutch: The Reception of Jane Austen in the Low Countriesp. 74
The Reception of Jane Austen in Germanyp. 93
'Unconditional Surrender'? Jane Austen's Reception in Denmarkp. 117
Jane Austen and Norway: Sharing the Long Road to Recognitionp. 132
Jane Austen's Reception in Sweden: Irony as Criticism and Literary Valuep. 152
The Reception of Jane Austen in Finlandp. 169
Still the Great Forgotten? The Reception of Jane Austen in Spainp. 188
The Reception of Jane Austen in Italyp. 205
The Reception of Jane Austen in Greecep. 224
Jane Austen: Our Contemporary in Hungaryp. 239
A Hidden but Prestigious Voice: Jane Austen's Fiction in Sloveniap. 257
Between Bath and Bosnia: Jane Austen and Croatian Culturep. 274
Jane Austen in Serbia, 1929-2000p. 290
Jane Austen: Persuading Romanian Readerships and Audiencesp. 304
The Reception of Jane Austen in Polandp. 319
Jane Austen in Russia: Hidden Presence and Belated Bloomp. 334
Bibliographyp. 350
Indexp. 401
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ISBN: 9780826469328
ISBN-10: 0826469329
Series: Athlone Critical Traditions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 13th August 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.05 x 16.2  x 3.99
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Number: 1