Jane Austen and the Fiction of her Time
By (author) Mary Waldron
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Jane Austen and the Fiction of her Time by Mary Waldron
Book DescriptionThis book presents Jane Austen as a radical innovator. It explores the nature of her confrontation with the popular novelists of her time, and demonstrates how her challenge to them transformed fiction. It is evident from letters and other sources, as well as the novels themselves, that the Austen family developed a strong scepticism about contemporary notions of the proper content and purpose of fiction. Austen's own writing can be seen as a conscious demonstration of these disagreements. In thus identifying her literary motivation, this book (moving away from the questions of ideology which have so dominated Austen studies in this century) offers a unifying critique of the novels and helps to explain their unequalled durability with the reading public.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521003889
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This is a broadly contextualized and reasonably priced edition of George Eliot's popular and ambitious first novel.
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