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Jane Austen: The Novels

  • Authors
  • Nicholas Marsh
Textbook

Part of the Analysing Texts book series (ANATX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Analysing Jane Austen’s Novels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nicholas Marsh
      Pages 3-27
    3. Nicholas Marsh
      Pages 28-65
    4. Nicholas Marsh
      Pages 66-93
    5. Nicholas Marsh
      Pages 94-129
    6. Nicholas Marsh
      Pages 130-161
    7. Nicholas Marsh
      Pages 162-195
    8. Nicholas Marsh
      Pages 196-213
  3. The Context and the Critics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Nicholas Marsh
      Pages 219-231
    3. Nicholas Marsh
      Pages 245-270
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 271-276

About this book

Introduction

Jane Austen's novels are among the most polished and carefully-crafted works in the English literary heritage. This book takes extracts and examines them in close detail, bringing out the extraordinary richness of irony and implication in Jane Austen's writing. Using the tool of textual analysis, the reader is taught to explore and enjoy the delicate comedy of her narratives, and to inquire into the serious moral purpose that lies behind each of these four novels. This guide does not simplify the study of Jane Austen, but invites the reader to pursue and revel in the ironic subtlety of her methods and thought.

Keywords

comedy English irony Jane Austen novel Polis society structure women writing

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