Jane Austen

1st Edition

Robert P. Irvine

Routledge
Published March 1, 2005
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9780415314350 - CAT# RU26477
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

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Summary

Jane Austen is one of England's most enduringly popular authors, renowned for her subtle observations of the provincial middle classes of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century England.
This guide to Austen's much-loved work offers:

  • an accessible introduction to the contexts and many interpretations of Austen's texts, including film adaptations, from publication to the present
  • an introduction to key critical texts and perspectives on Austen's life and work, situated within a broader critical history
  • cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism
  • suggestions for further reading.

Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Jane Austen and seeking not only a guide to her works but also a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds them.

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