Persuading Austen

Author: Brigid Coady

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008270317

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that working with an ex is a terrible idea...
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A Companion to Jane Austen Studies

Author: Laura C. Lambdin,Robert T. Lambdin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313306624

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

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Jane Austen significantly shaped the development of the English novel, and her works continue to be read widely today. In addition, her writings have attracted considerable critical and scholarly attention. This reference is a guide to her works and the response to them. Each of her major works is the subject of a reader-response oriented essay and a separate bibliographical survey. In addition, separate chapters overview her letters, poems, and prayers. Thus, the companion offers a convenient summary of scholarship on Austen and fresh readings of her works.
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The Friendly Jane Austen

A Well-Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense and Sensibility

Author: Natalie Tyler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101191538

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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What's so friendly about Jane Austen? Every generation rediscovers Jane Austen with a renewed enthusiasm for her timeless novels. In recent years, Austen has become more popular than ever as nearly every one of her books has been gorgeously filmed and reinterpreted to reflect today's sensibilities. Both diehard Austen addicts and new converts to the cult will find endless revelations and witty insights in The Friendly Jane Austen. With quizzes, eye-catching illustrations, interviews with Austen scholars and admirers, a filmography, bibliography, browsable quotes and sidebars, and engaging commentaries that illuminate her family life, early writings, and novels, The Friendly Jane Austen answers such questions as: What are Jane Austen's ten surefire ways to be vulgar? How do you tell a rake from a rattle? (Hint: They're both rascals.) Why is Jane Austen sometimes called the mother of the romance novel? Who is Sense and Sensibility's only sexy man? How much money did Jane Austen earn from her books during her lifetime? Reading The Friendly Jane Austen is like stepping into the happy world of her fiction.
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A Companion to Jane Austen

Author: Claudia L. Johnson,Clara Tuite

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354906

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

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Reflecting the dynamic and expansive nature of Austen studies, A Companion to Jane Austen provides 42 essays from a distinguished team of literary scholars that examine the full breadth of the English novelist's works and career. Provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date array of Austen scholarship Functions both as a scholarly reference and as a survey of the most innovative speculative developments in the field of Austen studies Engages at length with changing contexts and cultures of reception from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries
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Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260568

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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The romance between Captain Wentworth and Anne, the daughter of Sir Walter Elliot, seems doomed because of the young man's family connections and lack of wealth.
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Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Author: Jane deGay,Tom Breckin,Anne Reus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1942954425

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This volume aims to situate Virginia Woolf as a writer who, despite her fame as a leading modernist, also drew on a rich literary and cultural heritage. The chapters in this volume explore the role her family heritage, literary tradition and heritage locations play in Woolf' s works, uncovering the influence the past had on her work, and particularly her deep indebtedness to the Victorian period in the process. It looks at how she reimagined heritage, including her queer readings of the past. This volume also aims to examine Woolf' s own literary legacy: with essays examining her reception in Romania, Poland and France and her impact on contemporary writers like Alice Munro and Lidia Yuknavitch. Lastly, Woolf' s standing in the increasingly popular field of biofiction is explored. The collection features an extended chapter on Virginia Woolf' s relationship with her cousin H.A.L. Fisher by David Bradshaw, and an extended chapter by Laura Marcus on Woolf and the concept of shame.
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A Field Guide to the English Clergy

A Compendium of Diverse Eccentrics, Pirates, Prelates and Adventurers; All Anglican, Some Even Practising

Author: Fergus Butler-Gallie MA (Oxon) BA (Cantab)

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786074427

Category: Humor

Page: 175

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Judge not, lest ye be judged. This timeless wisdom has guided the Anglican Church for hundreds of years, fostering a certain tolerance of eccentricity among its members. Good thing, too. The ‘Mermaid of Morwenstow’ excommunicated a cat for mousing on a Sunday. When he was late for a service, Bishop Lancelot Fleming commandeered a Navy helicopter. ‘Mad Jack’ swapped his surplice for a leopard skin and insisted on being carried around in a coffin. And then there was the man who, like Noah’s evil twin, tried to eat one of each of God’s creatures... In spite of all this they saw the church as their true calling. After all, who cares if you're wearing red high heels when there are souls to be saved?
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War at a Distance

Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime

Author: Mary A. Favret

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400831555

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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What does it mean to live during wartime away from the battle zone? What is it like for citizens to go about daily routines while their country sends soldiers to kill and be killed across the globe? Timely and thought-provoking, War at a Distance considers how those left on the home front register wars and wartime in their everyday lives, particularly when military conflict remains removed from immediate perception, available only through media forms. Looking back over two centuries, Mary Favret locates the origins of modern wartime in the Napoleonic era and describes how global military operations affected the British populace, as the nation's army and navy waged battles far from home for decades. She reveals that the literature and art produced in Britain during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries obsessively cultivated means for feeling as much as understanding such wars, and established forms still relevant today. Favret examines wartime literature and art as varied as meditations on the Iliad, the history of meteorology, landscape painting in India, and popular poetry in newspapers and periodicals; she locates the embedded sense of war and dislocation in works ranging from Austen, Coleridge, and Wordsworth to Woolf, Stevens, and Sebald; and she contemplates how literature provides the public with methods for responding to violent calamities happening elsewhere. Bringing to light Romanticism's legacy in reflections on modern warfare, this book shows that war's absent presence affects home in deep and irrevocable ways.
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The Reception of Jane Austen in Europe

Author: Anthony Mandal,Brian Southam

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826469329

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 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.
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