Women, Politics and the Novel New edition
By (author) Claudia L. Johnson
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Jane Austen by Claudia L. Johnson
Book Description"The best (and the best written) book about Austen that has appeared in the last three decades." Nina Auerbach, "Journal of English and Germanic Philology" "By looking at the ways in which Austen domesticates the gothic in "Northanger Abbey," examines the conventions of male inheritance and its negative impact on attempts to define the family as a site of care and generosity in "Sense and Sensibility," makes claims for the desirability of 'personal happiness as a liberating moral category' in "Pride and Prejudice," validates the rights of female authority in "Emma," and stresses the benefits of female independence in "Persuasion," Johnson offers an original and persuasive reassessment of Jane Austen's thought." Kate Fullbrook, "Times Higher Education Supplement""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226401393
(230mm x 153mm x 13mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1990
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Claudia L. Johnson
Jane Austen's Cults and Cultures, Paperback (April 2014)
Shows how Jane Austen became "Jane Austen". The author begins by exploring the most important monuments and portraits of Austen, then passes through the four critical phases of Austen's reception - the Victorian era, the First and Second World Wars, and the establishment of the Austen House and Museum in 1949.
Companion to Jane Austen, Paperback (December 2011)
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.
Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft, Paperback (May 2002)
A collected volume which addresses all aspects of Wollstonecraft's momentous and tragically brief career.
Sense and Sensibility, Paperback (January 2002)» View all books by Claudia L. Johnson
Sense and Sensibility is Austen's first published novel and the one now most scrutinized by historicist and feminist scholars, who offer new, complex readings of the work.
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