By Claudia L. Johnson, Clara Tuite
Reflecting the dynamic and expansive nature of Austen experiences, A spouse to Jane Austen presents forty two essays from a extraordinary staff of literary students that learn the complete breadth of the English novelist's works and occupation.
- Provides the main entire and up to date array of Austen scholarship
- Functions either as a scholarly reference and as a survey of the main cutting edge speculative advancements within the box of Austen experiences
- Engages at size with altering contexts and cultures of reception from the 19th to the twenty-first centuries
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Extra info for A Companion to Jane Austen
She prepared for publication or wrote all six novels here, traveling the 50 miles to London for extended visits to stay with her brother Henry to see them through the press. She began to feel the symptoms of her final illness in spring 1816 but completed her sixth novel, Persuasion, and began a new novel, Sanditon, which she abandoned on March 18, 1817. She made her will on 27 April and was taken to Winchester for medical treatment on 24 May. Cassandra was her companion and nurse, lodging with her at No.
They had music; Emma was obliged to play; and the thanks and praise which necessarily followed appeared to her an affectation of candour, an air of greatness, meaning only to shew off in higher style her own very superior performance. She was, besides, which was the worst of all, so cold, so cautious! (E: 168–9) In the letters, as in the speech and presentation of more eccentric fictional figures (in the passage quoted above, Emma, in conspiracy with the narrator, parodies the flights of fancy of Miss Bates, that “great talker upon little matters” [E: 21]), slices of mutton, work-bags, and piano playing retain a vital unaccountability.
ISBN: 978-1-405-14909-9 32 Robert L. Mack himself on being a “good” parent, nevertheless remains incapable of imagining the inner lives even of those he supposedly holds dear. Habitually supplementing the information in his treasured genealogy, Sir Walter has been reduced in the opening pages of Persuasion to using his own copy of Debrett’s as a form of apotropaic talisman. “When he now took up the Baronetage,” we are told, “it was to drive the heavy bills of tradespeople, and the unwelcome hints of Mr.
A Companion to Jane Austen by Claudia L. Johnson, Clara Tuite