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Courtship And Marriage In Jane Austen S World

Author : Maria Grace
ISBN : 9781536547863
Genre : History
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Jane Austen’s books are full of hidden mysteries for the modern reader. Why on earth would Elizabeth Bennet be expected to consider a suitor like foolish Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice? Would Lydia's 'infamous elopement' truly have ruined her family and her other sisters’ chances to marry? Why were the Dashwood women thrown out of their home after Mr. Dashwood's death in Sense and Sensibility, and what was the problem with secret engagements anyway? And then there are settlements, pin money, marriage articles and many other puzzles for today’s Austen lovers. Customs have changed dramatically in the two centuries since Jane Austen wrote her novels. Beyond the differences in etiquette and speech, words that sound familiar to us are often misleading. References her original readers would have understood leave today’s readers scratching their heads and missing important implications. Take a step into history with Maria Grace as she explores the customs, etiquette and legalities of courtship and marriage in Jane Austen's world. Packed with information and rich with detail from Austen's novels, Maria Grace casts a light on the sometimes bizarre rules of Regency courtship and unravels the hidden nuances in Jane Austen's works. Nonfiction
Category: History

Jane Austen S World

Author : Maggie Lane
ISBN : 1780972873
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Looks at the life and writings of Jane Austen, and describes what life was like during the times in which she lived.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

In The Pride Of The Moment

Author : John A. Dussinger
ISBN : 0814253180
Genre : Literary Criticism
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John A. Dussinger argues that the strength of Jane Austen's writing is found in the minute encounters that reveal a character's life rather than in the larger design of the story. "In the Pride of the Moment" contests the familiar view that Austen's novels are stylistically polished but lacking in substance by showing that they give unusual significance to the most ordinary events. Austen's narrative strategy brings her characters together in an "encounter, " a radically focused interaction revealing nuances of behavior. The encounter conveys symbolically the participants' attitudes and intentions; and if the nominal activity in the scene is significant in forming political alignments, it also defines the alienation of the individuals outside the frame of reference. Such deliberately choreographed performances reinforce the idea that the principal action in Austen's world is talking. The most immediate quality of such oral communication is the sense of its circumstantial uniqueness, its ability to place a character both as a social-class member and as an individual. When Austen began writing in the 1790s, she had available ample models in Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Smollett, Fanny Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Charlotte Smith, Ann Radcliffe, and many other authors in the Steventon parsonage; but most striking from the first juvenile spoofs to her last, incomplete novel is her radically critical eye toward literary form in general and novelistic discourse in particular. Dussinger asserts that Austen, like these eighteenth-century novelists, found that imitating speech was a form of parody, and she employed it to ridicule affected social behavior as well as such literary fads as Gothic horror. But Austen is the first English novelist to grasp the full implications of parody within the text. Dussinger concludes by entreating Austen readers to listen carefully to how the words are spoken in her novels, for her characters may not be "speaking as they ought." John A. Dussinger is Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He is the author of "The Discourse of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century Fiction" and several essays on eighteenth-century prose.
Category: Literary Criticism

Jane Austen S World

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ISBN : 0571517935
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(Misc). Evocative music from the classic feature films "Pride and Prejudice," "Sense and Sensibility," "Emma" and "Persuasion" arranged by Richard Harris for piano solo.
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The Jane Austen Handbook

Author : Margaret C. Sullivan
ISBN : 1594741719
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Jane Austen companion offers a guide to daily life in Regency England, providing guidance on graceful living, love among the social classes, dress, and the practicalities of everyday life.
Category: Literary Criticism

Global Jane Austen

Author : L. Raw
ISBN : 9781137270764
Genre : History
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Despite dying in relative obscurity, Jane Austen has become a global force as different readers across time, space and media have responded to her work. This volume examines the ways in which her novels affect individual psychologies and how Janeites experience her work, from visiting her home to public re-enactments to films based on her writings.
Category: History

A Companion To Jane Austen Studies

Author : Laura C. Lambdin
ISBN : 0313306621
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Jane Austen Christmas

Author : Carlo DeVito
ISBN : 9781604335934
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Filled with the remarkable wit and insight of one of the world's most cherished authors, A Jane Austen Christmas gives readers insight into Austen's life through little-known stories about how she and her family celebrated the treasured holiday season. Carlo DeVito provides an intimate portrait of Austen's most cherished Christmas memories with her family: from the gift of her first writing desk, to her first love and heartbreak, to her brewing mead and beer in time for the holidays. Along the way readers will spend a holiday in the Austen house, celebrate Jane's birthday, meet the inspiration for more than a dozen characters, attend the Christmastide series of balls, and learn how to make family's favorite recipes and dedicate a novel to the Prince Regent. Remarkably fresh and supremely entertaining, A Jane Austen Christmas brings Austen's world to life as never before.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mansfield Park

Author : Jane Austen
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Genre : Fiction
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Mansfield Park is the third novel by Jane Austen, written at Chawton Cottage between February 1811 and 1813. It was published in May 1814 by Thomas Egerton, who published Jane Austen's two earlier novels, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. When the novel reached a second edition in 1816, its publication was taken over by John Murray, who also published its successor, Emma.
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