Jane Austen and the State of the Nation

  • Authors
  • Sheryl Craig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sheryl Craig
    Pages 1-19
  3. Sheryl Craig
    Pages 20-29
  4. Sheryl Craig
    Pages 30-47
  5. Sheryl Craig
    Pages 88-117
  6. Sheryl Craig
    Pages 118-140
  7. Sheryl Craig
    Pages 141-155
  8. Sheryl Craig
    Pages 156-167
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 168-183

About this book


Jane Austen and the State of the Nation explores Jane Austen's references to politics and to political economics and concludes that Austen was a liberal Tory who remained consistent in her political agenda throughout her career as a novelist. Read with this historical background, Austen's books emerge as state-of-the-nation or political novels.


Jane Austen politics political economics Georgian Regency history nineteenth-century novel history of literature novel

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137544551
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-56433-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54455-1
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