Romancing Jane Austen
Narrative, Realism and the Possibility of a Happy Ending
By (author) Ashley Tauchert
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Romancing Jane Austen by Ashley Tauchert
Book DescriptionWe celebrate Jane Austen as the mother of the English realist novel, but have you ever wondered why she insists on giving her mature heroines the 'perfect happiness' that can only be realized in the romance? Romancing Jane Austen asks the reader to consider Austen's happy endings as a 'prophetic' rather than merely 'illusory' answer to the contradiction that feminine subjectivity represents for history. A happy ending for the feminine subject? But that would be against all the empirical odds...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403997470
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Both a controversial account of the transgressive turn in critical thought characteristic of the moral turmoil of the Twentieth Century, and a provocative study of maternal transfiguration in the author's own turn from Transgression, Against Transgression poses an urgent question for the current generation of literary critics. .
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Author Biography - Ashley Tauchert
ASHLEY TAUCHERT is Senior Lecturer in the School of English, Exeter University, UK. Her previous works include Mary Wollstonecraft and the Accent of the Feminine and Gender, Teaching and Research in Higher Education.
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