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The Resource What matters in Jane Austen? : twenty crucial puzzles solved, John Mullan

What matters in Jane Austen? : twenty crucial puzzles solved, John Mullan

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What matters in Jane Austen? : twenty crucial puzzles solved
Title
What matters in Jane Austen?
Title remainder
twenty crucial puzzles solved
Statement of responsibility
John Mullan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In twenty-one short chapters, each of which answers a question prompted by Jane Austen's novels, Mullan illuminates the themes that matter most to the workings of the fiction. So the reader will discover when people had their meals and what shops they went to, how they addressed each other, who was allowed to write letters to whom, who owned coaches or pianos, how vicars got good livings and how wealth was inherited. What Matters in Austen explores the rituals and conventions of her fictional world in order to reveal her technical virtuosity and sheer daring as a novelist
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1958-
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Mullan, John
Dewey number
823.7
Index
no index present
Intended audience
General
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Austen, Jane
  • English fiction
Label
What matters in Jane Austen? : twenty crucial puzzles solved, John Mullan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-332) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.How Much Does Age Matter? -- 2.Do Sisters Sleep Together? -- 3.What Do the Characters Call Each Other? -- 4.How Do Jane Austen's Characters Look? -- 5.Who Dies in the Course of Her Novels? -- 6.Why Is It Risky to Go to the Seaside? -- 7.Why Is the Weather Important? -- 8.Do We Ever See the Lower Classes? -- 9.Which Important Characters Never Speak in the Novels? -- 10.What Games Do Characters Play? -- 11.Is There Any Sex in Jane Austen? -- 12.What Do Characters Say When the Heroine Is Not There? -- 13.How Much Money Is Enough? -- 14.Why Do Her Plots Rely on Blunders? -- 15.What Do Characters Read? -- 16.Are Ill People Really to Blame for Their Illnesses? -- 17.What Makes Characters Blush? -- 18.What Are the Right and Wrong Ways to Propose Marriage? -- 19.When Does Jane Austen Speak Directly to the Reader? -- 20.How Experimental a Novelist Is Jane Austen?
Control code
000049508626
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
342 p.
Isbn
9781408820117
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
What matters in Jane Austen? : twenty crucial puzzles solved, John Mullan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-332) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.How Much Does Age Matter? -- 2.Do Sisters Sleep Together? -- 3.What Do the Characters Call Each Other? -- 4.How Do Jane Austen's Characters Look? -- 5.Who Dies in the Course of Her Novels? -- 6.Why Is It Risky to Go to the Seaside? -- 7.Why Is the Weather Important? -- 8.Do We Ever See the Lower Classes? -- 9.Which Important Characters Never Speak in the Novels? -- 10.What Games Do Characters Play? -- 11.Is There Any Sex in Jane Austen? -- 12.What Do Characters Say When the Heroine Is Not There? -- 13.How Much Money Is Enough? -- 14.Why Do Her Plots Rely on Blunders? -- 15.What Do Characters Read? -- 16.Are Ill People Really to Blame for Their Illnesses? -- 17.What Makes Characters Blush? -- 18.What Are the Right and Wrong Ways to Propose Marriage? -- 19.When Does Jane Austen Speak Directly to the Reader? -- 20.How Experimental a Novelist Is Jane Austen?
Control code
000049508626
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
342 p.
Isbn
9781408820117
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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