Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen Set

Author: Jane Austen
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780192547071
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This complete set of the novels of Jane Austen is now reissued as a shrink-wrapped set with handsome new jackets. Using the definitive text established by R.W. Chapman, with later revisions by distinguished scholars, the set presents the most authoritative and comprehensive edition available - invaluable for students and enthusiasts of Jane Austen's work. Each volume contains notes and appendices, and indexes of characters, and the set is illustrated with a charming selection of early nineteenth-century plates.

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Jane Austen In Context

Author: Janet Todd
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521826440
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This 2005 collection of essays covering many aspects of Austen's life, works and historical context provides the fullest introduction in one volume to the life and times of Jane Austen. Jane Austen in Context is a generously illustrated collection of short, lively contributions arranged alphabetically, and covering topics from biography to portraits and agriculture to transport. An essay on the reception of Austen's work is also included, showing how criticism of Austen has responded to literary movements and fashions. The volume emphasises the subtle interactions between Austen's life and times and her novels. This is a work of reference that readers and scholars of Austen will turn to again and again.

The Postcolonial Jane Austen

Author: You-Me Park
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134297335
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This volume offers a unique contribution to both postcolonial studies and Austen scholarship by: * examining the texts to illumine nineteenth century attitudes to colonialism and the expanding Empire * revealing a new range of interpretations of Austen's work, each shaped by the critic's particular context * exploring the ways in which the study of Austen's novels raises fresh issues for post-colonial criticism. Bringing together work by highly-respected critics from four continents and a range of disciplines, this newly paperbacked volume allows sometimes surprising and always fascinating new insights into some of the most frequently studied - and best loved - novels in the English language.

Jane Austen And The Fiction Of Culture

Author: Richard Handler
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847690480
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With a new introduction by the authors, this paperback edition of Jane Austen and the Fiction of Culture takes the complete body of work of a major novelist as the basis for rethinking ethnographic representation and cross-cultural analysis. Authors Handler and Segal have approached Jane Austen's writing as a source for interpreting the cultural ideology of kinship, social rank, courtship, and marriage in Austen's England. Arguing against the conventional reading of Austen as portrayer and upholder of a well-ordered society, they evaluate the rhetorical techniques that make Austen an effective ethnographer of diverse, though intertwined social realities. They show that Austen undercuts any and all claims to "truth universally acknowledged"--that is, to objective, positive knowledge of human affairs. Jane Austen and the Fiction of Culture invites the reader to confront an ethnography of another time and place whose insights have a direct bearing on contemporary concerns in the humanities and human sciences.

Jane Austen Charles Darwin

Author: Professor Peter W Graham
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409475115
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Are Jane Austen and Charles Darwin the two great English empiricists of the nineteenth century? Peter W. Graham poses this question as he brings these two icons of nineteenth-century British culture into intellectual conversation in his provocative new book. Graham shows that while the one is generally termed a naturalist (Darwin's preferred term for himself) and the other a novelist, these characterizations are at least partially interchangeable, as each author possessed skills that would serve well in either arena. Both Austen and Darwin are naturalists who look with a sharp, cold eye at the concrete particulars of the world around them. Both are in certain senses novelists who weave densely particularized and convincingly grounded narratives that convey their personal observations and perceptions to wide readerships. When taken seriously, the words and works of Austen and Darwin encourage their readers to look closely at the social and natural worlds around them and form opinions based on individual judgment rather than on transmitted opinion. Graham's four interlocked essays begin by situating Austen and Darwin in the English empirical tradition and focusing on the uncanny similarities in the two writers' respective circumstances and preoccupations. Both Austen and Darwin were fascinated by sibling relations. Both were acute observers and analysts of courtship rituals. Both understood constant change as the way of the world, whether the microcosm under consideration is geological, biological, social, or literary. Both grasped the importance of scale in making observations. Both discerned the connection between minute, particular causes and vast, general effects. Employing the trenchant analytical talents associated with his subjects and informed by a wealth of historical and biographical detail and the best of recent work by historians of science, Graham has given us a new entree into Austen's and Darwin's writings.

Jane Austen And The Morality Of Conversation

Author: Bharat Tandon
Editor: Anthem Press
ISBN: 184331102X
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'Beautifully subtle, magnificent, shimmering... notably well written... the fineness of Tandon's writing, its willingness to talk of both text and life, is unusual in contemporary criticism, and throws his own voice beyond the academy.' James Wood, The London Review of Books 'Tandon has written a magisterial work.' Choice Magazine 'A book brimming with insights and many acute perceptions... Bharat Tandon outlines a refreshing redirection for Austen studies...' Times Literary Supplement 'Tandon casts new light on all Austen's writing, and reminds us of just how funny Jane Austen can be, but also how wise, not least in knowing the limits of wisdom, understanding and knowledge, of ourselves and each other... Tandon's book is a delight.' Adrian Poole, Reader in English and Comparative Literature and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation is a challenging exploration of the conversations which Austen's novels depict, and the conversations which they perform. During the eighteenth century, the activity of conversation was repeatedly portrayed as a morally improving and socially cohesive activity. By the time Jane Austen was writing in the early nineteenth century, however, speakers and writers could not always work with such confidence. Many worried that manners were being eroded into mannerisms; many more were becoming conscious that their speech was fraught with the potential for deceit and misunderstanding. This important study investigates how Austen worked with, and played upon, the cracks and faultlines which time had uncovered in the ideals of polite conversation. In a wide-ranging argument, combining intellectual history and literary stylistics, Bharat Tandon explores such activities as flirtation and ventriloquism, in order to show how a form of conversational morality is what Austen's novels both describe and set out to achieve. At the same time, he surveys readers' reactions to Austen, from the nineteenth century to the present day, in order to investigate the possibilities and limitations of 'ethical' criticism. Written in a lively and accessible style, Jane Austen and the Morality of Conversation offers a re-evaluation of Austen's career that will be of interest to scholars and general readers alike.

Jane Austen

Author: Jan Fergus
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1349216658
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Previous biographies have set Jane Austen within her social context. This biography places her firmly within her professional context as one of an increasing number of women who published novels between 1790 and 1820. Being a professional writer was, apart from her family, more important to Austen than anything else in her life.

Jane Austen Obstinate Heart

Author: Valerie Grosvenor Myer
Editor: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 9781559703871
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Uses Jane Austen's letters and novels and her family's memories of her to portray her personality and trace the events of her life

Oxford Dictionary Of Humorous Quotations

Author: Ned Sherrin
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199237166
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Furnishes over five thousand quotations, including classic one-liners, quips, and put-downs from such personalities as Groucho Marx, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Jane Austen, and Dorothy Parker.