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Jane Austen in Context

Author : Jane Austen
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This collection of essays covering many aspects of Austen's life, works and historical context provides the fullest introduction in one volume to the life and times of Jane Austen. Jane Austen in Context is a generously illustrated collection of short, lively contributions arranged alphabetically, and covering topics from biography to portraits and agriculture to transport. An essay on the reception of Austen's work is also included, showing how criticism of Austen has responded to literary movements and fashions. The volume emphasises the subtle interactions between Austen's life and times and her novels. This is a work of reference that readers and scholars of Austen will turn to again and again.

Jane Austen in Context

Author : Janet Todd
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Covering many aspects of Jane Austen's life, works and historical context, this collection of essays provides the most complete one volume introduction to her life and times. The generously illustrated collection of concise contributions is arranged alphabetically, and covers topics ranging from biography to portraits, critical responses to translations, agriculture to transport. An essay on the reception of Austen's work is also included, showing how criticism of Austen has responded to literary movements and fashions.

Jane Austen in the Context of Abolition

Author : G. White
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This wide-ranging and convincingly argued study looks at the issues of and attitudes towards slavery in Jane Austen's later novels and culture, and argues against Edward Said's critique of Jane Austen as a supporter of colonialism and slavery. White suggests that Austen is both concerned and engaged with the issue, and that novels such as Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion not only presuppose the British outlawing of the transatlantic slave trade but also undermine the status quo of chattel slavery, slavery's most extreme form.

The Cambridge Introduction to Jane Austen

Author : Janet Todd
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Second edition of an innovative introduction explaining what students need to know about Austen's novels, life, context and reception.

Jane Austen in a Social Context

Author : David Monaghan
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Jane Austen

Author : Jan Fergus
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Previous biographies have set Jane Austen within her social context. This biography places her firmly within her professional context as one of an increasing number of women who published novels between 1790 and 1820. Being a professional writer was, apart from her family, more important to Austen than anything else in her life.

The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen

Author : John O. Jordan
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Presents a guide to Jane Austen's work in the context of her contemporary world

The Jane Austen Treasury

Author : Janet Todd
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It s a truth universally acknowledged: Jane Austen is one of the most popular and loved authors in English literature. The Jane Austen Treasury brings this great novelist into focus, illuminating the attitudes and customs that shaped her life, times, and work. It explores the themes and historical context of each of her novels, revealing the complexities that underlie her timeless romances."

Conversation Analysis in a Literary Context Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice

Author : Jana Schäfer
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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2,0, University of Leipzig (Anglistik), course: Pragmatics, language: English, abstract: Conversation analysis is one of the central elements in pragmatics. After introducing several pragmatics basics like the pragmatics principles it is important to relate them to a whole conversation. Since utterances do not occur alone but always within a conversation, they need to be analysed as unit. Regarding that, pragmatics wants to study language in use, whereby use is always conversation and communication. However, there is also a close connection to discourse analysis which includes power relations in institutional conversations, feminist analysis as well as literary studies. The interface of all these fields constitutes itself out of communication, of language in use. Therefore, the structure of this paper will be divided into two parts: the first one establishes the theoretical background with important terms for conversation analysis. Depending on the author, there are always slightly different aspects highlighted which will be summarized in that part to share the same background. Secondly, these tools will be applied to a literary text where especially the addition to a textual interpretation is shown. Taking "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen as the literary example, the attempt is to use a well-known text which concentrates mainly on accurate description of the real world. However, the tool of conversation analysis might be an addition to other interpretation and proves therefore as a interdisciplinary idea.

The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen

Author : Edward Copeland
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A fully updated edition with seven brand new essays.

Samuel Richardson in Context

Author : Peter Sabor
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Since the publication of his novel Pamela; or Virtue Rewarded in 1740, Samuel Richardson's place in the English literary tradition has been secured. But how can that place best be described? Over the three centuries since embarking on his printing career the 'divine' novelist has been variously understood as moral crusader, advocate for women, pioneer of the realist novel and print innovator. Situating Richardson's work within these social, intellectual and material contexts, this new volume of essays identifies his centrality to the emergence of the novel, the self-help book, and the idea of the professional author, as well as his influence on the development of the modern English language, the capitalist economy, and gendered, medicalized, urban, and national identities. This book enables a fuller understanding and appreciation of Richardson's life, work and legacy, and points the way for future studies of one of English literature's most celebrated novelists.

The Cambridge Companion to Emma

Author : Peter Sabor
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This essay collection by leading scholars provides a comprehensive guide to Jane Austen's Emma, one of the greatest English novels.

Jane Austen

Author : Neil Wenborn
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Emma is Jane Austen’s masterpiece and one of the supreme achievements of English fiction. Its cast of characters includes some of the author’s most fully realized creations, including the upstanding Mr Knightley, the egregious Mrs Elton and the irrepressibly garrulous Miss Bates. But Emma is dominated above all by the personality of its heroine, Emma Woodhouse, Austen’s portrayal of whom – a masterclass in irony and the management of narrative perspective – is one of the great high-wire acts of English literature. Among the most variously interpreted novels in the language, Emma has been seen as a cautionary tale about the dangers of unregulated imagination, the story of a woman’s humiliation and reform, and a rallying cry of early feminism. This e-book seeks to uncover something of Emma’s extraordinary multivalence through a close reading of the text, setting it in the context of Jane Austen’s life, times and literary heritage and looking at the way it has been read and re-read by critics in the two centuries since it was published.

The Cambridge Companion to Pride and Prejudice

Author : Janet Todd
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This informative Companion offers a combination of original readings and factual background information.

Jane Austen

Author : Janet Todd
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Over the last 200 years, the novels of Jane Austen have been loved and celebrated across a diverse international readership. As a result, there is a bottomless appetite for detail about the woman behind the writing. Jane Austen traces her life and times; her relationships with family and friends; the attitudes and customs of the time that shaped her and were in turn shaped by her work; and the places where she lived, worked and set her novels, from rural Hampshire to fashionable Bath Spa. Chapters on each of her novels run throughout the book and place them in the context of her life. For such a renowned novelist, there is remarkably little direct material available, but this volume draws on archives for a truly insightful view.

The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen in Context edited by Janet Todd

Author : Jane Austen
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Persuasion

Author : Jane Austen
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This volume, first published in 2006, is a comprehensive scholarly edition of Jane Austen's innovative final novel.

British Music and Literary Context

Author : Michael Allis
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This book refutes the notion that British composers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century lacked literary credentials.

Jane Austen Feminism and Fiction

Author : Margaret Kirkham
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A classic account of Jane Austen in the context of eighteenth century feminist ideas and contemporary thought.

Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility Pride and Prejudice Emma

Author : Annika Bautz
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This Guide discusses the range of critical reactions to three of Jane Austen's most widely-studied and popular novels. Annika Bautz takes the reader chronologically through the profusion of criticism by selecting key approaches from the immense variety of responses these three Austen novels have provoked over the last two centuries.