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Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Literary Criticism
Mastering the Novels of Jane Austen is the ideal companion for anyone studying the works of this endearing literary figure. An engaging account of the six most-read Austen novels, this book captures the imagination with its fresh and lively approach. - Provides a detailed critique of Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion - Links the significance of the works from the past to the present day in the light of contemporary attitudes to women, tradition, and innovation - Explores the influence of art, architecture, music, literature, theology, philosophy, history and politics in the novels - Discusses both traditional and contemporary literary theory, and examines Austen's use of wit and irony, and the nuances of her vocabulary If you are looking for a book that will entertain, challenge, and illuminate your understanding of Jane Austen, this is it! A must-have guide for anyone preparing for exams or looking to gain the maximum satisfaction from their reading of the novels of this much-loved author.
The Mystery Fancier, Volume 8 Number 1, January-February 1984, contains: "The Murder Cases of Pinklin West," by Robert Sampson, "The Dr. Davie Novels of V. C. Clinton-Baddeley," by Earl F. Bargainnier and "Can We Reach Agreement?" by J. R. Christopher.
Jane Austen’s novels are loved because they possess a comedic power that is often conveyed through the singular voice of the narrators. Film adaptations, however, have often been unsatisfactory because they lack or awkwardly render features, particularly the voice of the narrators. This work argues for a fresh approach that begins with a reading of the novels that emphasizes their auditory and visual dimensions. Building on their examination of Austen’s inherently cinematic features, the authors then develop productive new readings of the films. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
By the time Ian Watt published The Rise of the Novel. in 1957, it was clear that many women novelists before Jane Austen had been overlooked in critical studies of literature and that some of them had been completely forgotten by the reading public. In this book, Brian Corman explores the question of how and why this came about. Corman provides a systematic survey of the reputations of early women novelists as canons of the novel developed over a period of roughly two hundred years, and, in so doing, suggests reasons for their frequent exclusion. Women Novelists before Jane Austen challenges the view that exclusion from the canon was a simple function of gender and goes deeper to examine potential reasons why certain women writers were overlooked. In the process, it provides an overview of histories of the British novel from the beginning through to the mid-twentieth century, ending with the publication of Watt's famous text. Further, Corman offers a prolegomenon to the important recovery work of the late-twentieth century in which many revised accounts of the history of the novel appeared, essentially improving the scope covered by Watt. This study historicizes the place of early women novelists in the British canon in order to provide an informed context for current views.