Fiction

Mansfield Park

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Portsmouth, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with her cousin Edmund as her sole ally. During her uncle's absence in Antigua, the Crawford's arrive in the neighbourhood bringing with them the glamour of London life and a reckless taste for flirtation. Mansfield Park is considered Jane Austen's first mature work and, with its quiet heroine and subtle examination of social position and moral integrity, one of her most profound.
Literary Criticism

The Reception of Jane Austen in Europe

Author: Anthony Mandal

Publisher: A&C Black

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

View: 251

This volume of international research provides a wide-ranging account of Jane Austen's reception across the length and breadth of Europe, from Russia and Finland in the North to Italy and Spain in the South. In historical terms, the survey ranges from the near-contemporary - since Austen's novels were available in French very soon after their original publication - to modern times, in those countries which for various reasons, linguistic, historical or ideological, have taken up the novels only in recent years. For many, Austen's novels are valued for their romantic content, as love stories, but increasingly they are being perceived as sophisticated, ironic narratives. In this, the quality of translation has been a significant factor and the many film and television adaptations have played an important part in establishing Austen's reputation amongst the public at large. It will be seen from this that across Europe Austen's 'reception history' is far from uniform and has been shaped by a complex of extra-literary forces.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Selected letters of Evgenij Baratynskij

Author: Evgenii Abramovich Baratynskii

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 131

View: 199

Fiction

Catharine and Other Writings

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 913

Jane Austen began writing in her early teens, and filled three notebooks with her fiction. Her earliest work reflects her interest in the novel as a genre; in brilliant short pieces she plays with plots, stock characters, diction, and style, developing a sense of form at a remarkably early age. The characters of these stories have a jaunty and never-failing devotion to themselves. They perpetually lie, cheat, steal - and occasionally commit murder. Throughout these short or unfinished pieces, Austen exhibits her sense of the preposterous in life and fiction with tough-mindedness and robust humour. Alice, the mock-heroine of Jack and Alice has `many rare and charming qualities, but Sobriety is not one of them'. In her later published fiction, Austen had learned to take demands for propriety seriously, reining in whatever might be thought boisterous or coarse. Here we see Jane Austen without her inhibitions. In addition to prose fiction and prayers, this collection also contains many of Jane Austen's poems, written to amuse or console friends, and rarely reprinted. The texts have been compared with the manuscripts and edited to give a number of new readings. The notes recreate the texture of daily life in Jane Austen's age, and demonstrate her knowledge of the fiction of her time. The introduction by Margaret Anne Doody sets the writings within the context of Jane Austen's life and literary career. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Women and literature

Jane Austen

Author:

Publisher:

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Category: Women and literature

Page: 146

View: 383

Fiction

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

View: 177

In nineteenth-century England, two sisters are drawn into unhappy romances despite the cool judgment of one and the emotional intensity of the other
England

Emma

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: England

Page: 445

View: 200

Emma Woodhouse is a young woman who, having engineered the marriage of her companion, turns her attention toward making a match for the local vicar and her new protegě, Harriet Smith. Her one voice of reason and restraint is Mr. Knightley, who has known her since she was a child and who watches her behaviour with wry amusement and sometimes with real anger ...
Travel

Top 10 Montreal & Quebec City

Author: Patrick Lejtenyi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 128

View: 568

An illustrated guide to Montreal & Quebec City in the Eyewitness Top 10 series