A Companion to Jane Austen Studies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313032386
  • ISBN-13: 9780313032387
  • DDC: 823.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 315 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2000 | Published/Released August 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2000

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A guide to Austen's works and the reader's relationship to her writing. Also includes chapters summarizing the critical response to each of her major works. In addition, the book includes separate chapters on her poems, letters, and prayers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Sense and Sensibility: A Convergence of Readers/Viewers/Browsers.
2: A Critical History of Sense and Sensibility.
3: The Oppositional Reader and Pride and Prejudice.
4: Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen and Her Readers.
5: Fanny Price's "Customary" Subjectivity: Rereading the Individual in Mansfield Park.
6: The Critical History of Mansfield Park.
7: Lampoon and Lampoonability: Emma and the Riddle of Popularity.
8: "And Very Good Lists They Were": Select Critical Readings of Jane Austen's Emma.
9: Rereading Jane Austen: Dialogic Feminism in Northanger Abbey.
10: Austen's Northanger Abbey: A Bibliographic Study.
11: Persuasion's Box of Contradictions.
12: Degrees of Maturity: The Bibliographic History of Jane Austen's Persuasion.
13: The Juvenilia: Energy Versus Sympathy.
14: Child's Play: A Short Publication and Critical History of Jane Austen's Juvenilia.
15: Tender Toes, Bow-Wows, Meow-Meows and the Devil: Jane Austen and the Nature of Evil.
16: Lady Susan: A Bibliographical Essay.
17: On the Virtues of Stout Half-Boots, Speculation and a Little Fresh Hair Powder: A Political, Yet Jovial, Reading of Jane Austen's the Watsons.
18: The Watsons: Critical Interpretations.
19: Jane Austen's Sanditon.
20: Jane Austen's Letters in the Nineteenth Century: The Politics of Nostalgia.
21: Humor and Wit in Jane Austen's Poems and Charades.
22: Jane Austen's Prayers: Deism Becoming Theism.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editors and Contributors.