A brilliant, revealing, illuminating reassessment of the life and work of Jane Austen that makes clear how Austen has been misread for the past two centuries and that shows us how she intended her books to be read, as well, how subversive and daring--how truly radical--a writer she was. In this fascinating, past the demure drawing room dramas and witty commentary on the narrow social worlds of her time that became the hallmark of Austen's work to bring to light the serious, the pretty young women, revelatory work, ambitious, Helena Kelly--dazzling Jane Austen authority--looks past the grand houses, deeply subversive nature of this beloved writer.
Jane Austen, the Secret Radical #ad - We see a writer who understood that the novel--until then seen as mindless "trash"--could be a great art form and who, perhaps more than any other writer up to that time, imbued it with its particular greatness.
The Making of Jane AustenJohns Hopkins University Press #ad - Through them, looser describes the factors and influences that radically altered Austen’s evolving image. The author of the first jane austen dissertation, tragically died young, including his professor-mentor, but he was believed by many, student George Pellew, to have come back from the dead. Looser shows how these figures and their Austen-inspired work transformed Austen’s reputation, just as she profoundly shaped theirs.
Drawing from unexplored material, Looser examines how echoes of that work reverberate in our explanations of Austen’s literary and cultural power. The daring director-actress rosina filippi shaped Austen’s reputation with her pioneering dramatizations, leading thousands of young women to ventriloquize Elizabeth Bennet’s audacious lines before drawing room audiences.
Even the supposedly staid history of Austen scholarship has its bizarre stories. Just how did jane austen become the celebrity author and the inspiration for generations of loyal fans she is today? Devoney Looser’s The Making of Jane Austen turns to the people, performances, activism, and images that fostered Austen’s early fame, laying the groundwork for the beloved author we think we know.
The Making of Jane Austen #ad - Here are the austen influencers, including her first English illustrator, the eccentric Ferdinand Pickering, bigamy, whose sensational gothic images may be better understood through his brushes with bullying, and an attempted matricide. Whether you’re a devoted janeite or simply jane-curious, transformed, The Making of Jane Austen will have you thinking about how a literary icon is made, and handed down from generation to generation.
The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small ThingsHarper #ad - In this ground-breaking biography, austen is set on a wider stage than ever before, revealing a well-traveled and politically aware writer – important aspects of her artistic development that have long been overlooked. The real jane austen is a fresh, and surprising biography of the author of some of our most enduring classic books – from Pride and Prejudice to Sense and Sensibility, compelling, Emma to Persuasion – and a vivid evocation of the world that shaped her.
. In the real jane austen, acclaimed literary biographer Paula Byrne provides the most intimate and revealing portrait yet of a beloved but complex novelist. Just as letters and tokens in jane austen’s novels often signal key turning points in the narrative, Byrne explores the small things – a scrap of paper, a gold chain, an ivory miniature – that held significance in Austen’s personal and creative life.
The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things #ad - Byrne transports us to different worlds, and to different events, from the East Indies to revolutionary Paris, from a high society scandal to a case of petty shoplifting.
Jane Austen at Home: A BiographySt. Martin's Press #ad - Illustrated with two sections of color plates, lucy worsley's Jane Austen at Home is a richly entertaining and illuminating new book about one of the world’s favorite novelists and one of the subjects she returned to over and over in her unforgettable novels: home. Jane austen at home offers a fascinating look at Jane Austen's world through the lens of the homes in which she lived and worked throughout her life.
In places like steventon parsonage, chawton house and a small rented house in Winchester, Godmersham Park, Worsley discovers a Jane Austen very different from the one who famously lived a 'life without incident'. The result is a refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity.
Amanda foreman, the houses--both grand and small--of the relations upon whom she was dependent, Duchess of DevonshireTake a trip back to Jane Austen's world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her holiday accommodations, bestselling author of Georgianna, her schools, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life.
Jane Austen at Home: A Biography #ad - Darcy. Worsley examines the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her, and the varying ways in which homes are used in her novels as both places of pleasure and as prisons. She shows readers a passionate jane austen who fought for her freedom, a woman who had at least five marriage prospects, but--in the end--a woman who refused to settle for anything less than Mr.
Jane Austen: A LifeVintage #ad - At her death in 1817, jane austen left the world six of the most beloved novels written in English—but her shortsighted family destroyed the bulk of her letters; and if she kept any diaries, they did not survive her. Now acclaimed biographer claire tomalin, author of A Life of My Own, has filled the gaps in the record, creating a remarkably fresh and convincing portrait of the woman and the writer.
While most austen biographers have accepted the assertion of Jane's brother Henry that "My dear Sister's life was not a life of events, " Tomalin shows that, on the contrary, Austen's brief life was fraught with upheaval. Tomalin provides detailed and absorbing accounts of austen's ill-fated love for a young irishman, her frequent travels and extended visits to London, her close friendship with a worldly cousin whose French husband met his death on the guillotine, her brothers' naval service in the Napoleonic wars and in the colonies, and thus shatters the myth of Jane Austen as a sheltered and homebound spinster whose knowledge of the world was limited to the view from a Hampshire village.
What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles SolvedBloomsbury Press #ad - What matters in jane austen? illuminates the rituals and conventions of her fictional world in order to reveal her technical virtuosity and daring as a novelist. Which important austen characters never speak? is there any sex in austen? what do the characters call one another, and why? What are the right and wrong ways to propose marriage? In What Matters in Jane Austen?, John Mullan shows that we can best appreciate Austen's brilliance by looking at the intriguing quirks and intricacies of her fiction.
Readers will discover when austen's characters had their meals and what shops they went to; how vicars got good livings; and how wealth was inherited. Asking and answering some very specific questions about what goes on in her novels, he reveals the inner workings of their greatness. In twenty short chapters, each of which explores a question prompted by Austens novels, Mullan illuminates the themes that matter most in her beloved fiction.
What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved #ad - It uses telling passages from austen's letters and details from her own life to explain episodes in her novels: readers will find out, how much money she had to live on, for example, what novels she read, and what she saw at the theater. Written with flair and based on a lifetime's study, What Matters in Jane Austen? will allow readers to appreciate Jane Austen's work in greater depth than ever before.
The Annotated Northanger AbbeyAnchor #ad - From the editor of the popular annotated pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey that makes her lighthearted satire of the gothic novel an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 1, and illuminating background information on everything from the vogue for all things medieval to the opportunities for socializing in the popular resort town of Bath, including: -Explanations of historical context-Citations from Austen’s life, furniture, and carriages, and detailed chronology of events-225 informative illustrations Filled with fascinating details about the characters’ clothing, bibliography, 200 annotations on facing pages, letters, and other writings-Definitions and clarifications-Literary comments and analysis-Maps of places in the novel-An introduction, David M.
Shapard’s annotated Northanger Abbey brings Austen’s world into richer focus.
Mansfield Park AnnotatedMoorside Press #ad - That she comes out well in the end might be put down as much to circumstance and coincidence as it might result from her own actions. In a similar vein to pride and prejudice, austen uses false experience and hearsay to shape her character’s views and decisions allowing the satisfactory resolutions to arise in their own time, her previous novel, but not before mistakes and false choices have been set up.
Fanny price the character has not had the best reception because of her timidity and a refusal to sympathise with the fortunes of other characters. There are aspects of austen’s own experiences layered in the novel, but the reader can only speculate about the origins of Fanny’s characteristics. This ebook includes a biographical introduction, a short, critical analysis of Jane Austen and a brief introduction to this work.
Mansfield Park Annotated #ad - Mansfield park was published in 1813 by Thomas Egerton and was written during the previous two years. The plot concerns the role and fate of Fanny Price in the romantic fortunes of the Bertram siblings who, along with Fanny, reside at the eponymous country estate.
The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen Cambridge Companions to LiteratureCambridge University Press #ad - Major scholars address austen's six novels, the letters and other works, in terms accessible to students and the many general readers, as well as to academics. This fully updated edition of the acclaimed Cambridge Companion offers clear, accessible coverage of the intricacies of Austen's works in their historical context, with biographical information and suggestions for further reading.
Jane austen's stock in the popular marketplace has never been higher, while academic studies continue to uncover new aspects of her engagement with her world. With seven new essays, sociability, gender, for example, the Companion now covers topics that have become central to recent Austen studies, economics, and the increasing number of screen adaptations of the novels.
The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why She Works in HollywoodHarper Perennial #ad - The film world's love affair with Austen spans decades, from A. A. An exploration of austen's passion for the stage—she acted in amateur productions, frequently attended the theatre, and even scripted several early works in play form—it took a nuanced look at how powerfully her stories were influenced by theatrical comedy.
This updated edition features an introduction and a brand new chapter that delves into the long and lucrative history of Austen adaptations. Perfect for fans of jane austen, why her books work so well on screen, this updated edition of Paula Byrne's debut book includes new material that explores the history of Austen stage adaptations, and what that reveals about one of the world's most beloved authors.
Originally published by bloomsbury academic in 2003 as Jane Austen and the Theatre, Paula Byrne's first book was never made widely available in the US and is out of print today. . Austen's work has proven so abidingly popular that these movies are more easily identifiable by lead actor than by title: the Emma Thompson Sense and Sensibility, the Carey Mulligan Northanger Abbey, the Laurence Olivier Pride and Prejudice.
The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why She Works in Hollywood #ad - And along the way, demonstrating that jane's enduring popularity in film, she overturns the notion of Jane Austen as a genteel, TV, prim country mouse, and theater points to a woman of wild comedy and outrageous behavior. For lovers of everything jane austen, as well as for a new generation discovering her for the first time, The Genius of Jane Austen demonstrates why this beloved author still resonates with readers and movie audiences today.
Byrne even takes a captivating detour into a multitude of successful spin-offs, including the phenomenally brilliant Clueless. Milne's "elizabeth bennet, " performed over the radio in 1944 to raise morale, to this year's Love and Friendship.
Jane Austen's England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency PeriodsPenguin Books #ad - Drawing upon a rich array of contemporary sources, hygiene, religion, diaries, highwaymen, marriage, sexual practices, Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly portray the daily lives of ordinary people, including many previously unpublished manuscripts, and personal letters, discussing topics as diverse as birth, and superstitions.
From chores like fetching water to healing with medicinal leeches, from selling wives in the marketplace to buying smuggled gin, often shocking, from the hardships faced by young boys and girls in the mines to the familiar sight of corpses swinging on gibbets, Jane Austen’s England offers an authoritative and gripping account that is sometimes humorous, but always entertaining.
Jane Austen's England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods #ad - Jane austen’s england explores the customs and culture of the real England of her everyday existence depicted in her classic novels as well as those by Byron, Keats, and Shelley. An authoritative account of everyday life in regency england, from the authors of the forthcoming Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History March 2018 Jane Austen, the backdrop of Austen’s beloved novels, arguably the greatest novelist of the English language, wrote brilliantly about the gentry and aristocracy of two centuries ago in her accounts of young women looking for love.