Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786–1945

Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786–1945

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a€˜Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786a€“1945a€™ is a study of the history of reading Jane Austena€™s novels. It discusses Austena€™s own ideas about books and readers, the uses she makes of her reading, and the aspects of her style that are related to the ways in which she has been read. The volume considers the role of editions and criticism in directing readersa€™ responses, and presents and analyses a variety of source material related to the ordinary readers who read Austena€™s works between 1786 and 1945.However, the writers she rejects a€“ Kotzebue, Inchbald, Sterne a€“ also haunt Mansfield Parka#39;s readers, reminding us of a code of values quite other than Fannya#39;s. Austena#39;s use of Cowper and Crabbe is thus not just a way of demonstrating heranbsp;...

Title:Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786–1945
Author:Katie Halsey
Publisher:Anthem Press - 2013-10-15


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