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Description - Jane Austen by Tony Tanner

Tony Tanner's classic text on Jane Austen addresses the issues that have always occupied the author's most perceptive critics, and offers an illuminating and refreshing analysis of Austen's novels. Tanner shows how Austen changed from a basically accepting view of 'society' to a more questioning one and considers the problems of authority, power and the position of women, as well as the relationship between ethics, language and behaviour. This reissued edition features a new Preface by leading Romantic scholar Marilyn Gaull who examines Tanner's background and places the original work in context. Lively and informative, the Preface helps to reinforce and explain the continued importance of Tanner's work. Accompanied by an insightful Note on the Text by Austen scholar John Wiltshire, and an expanded Bibliography and Index, this is a timely republication of a study which is now regarded as one of the finest, and most accessible, introductions to a great novelist.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230008243
ISBN-10: 0230008240
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tony Tanner

TONY TANNER was sometime Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, UK, and Professor of English and American Literature in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge, UK.

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