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Jane Austen's novels have been widely read and discussed, but one topic that is rarely studied is her use of speech. In this volume, writers from around the world consider Austen's sometimes playful, always witty and significant use of dialogue. Features contributions from Juliet McMaster, Isobel Grundy, Linda Bree, Gary Kelly, Jan Fergus, Jocelyn Harris, Kay Young and others.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780888643742
ISBN-10: 0888643748
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: University of Alberta Press
Publisher: University of Alberta Press
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: Canada


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Author Biography - Bruce Stovel

Bruce Stovel (1941-2007) was Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Alberta. He co-edited two collections of essays on Austen and contributed to The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen. Stovel's passion for teaching, literature, and blues music was celebrated in Jane Austen Sings the Blues. Lynn Weinlos Gregg teaches high-school English in Edmonton and has been for many years a Jane Austen enthusiast.

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