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We 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 Details

ISBN: 9781403997470
ISBN-10: 1403997470
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 207
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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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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