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Reading Jane Austen

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  • Publication planned for: December 2017
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2017
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108421348

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  • Whether you're new to Austen's work or know it backwards and forwards already, this book provides a clear, full and highly engaging account of how Austen's fiction works and why it matters. Exploring new pathways into the study of Jane Austen's writing, novelist and academic Jenny Davidson looks at Austen's work through a writer's lens, addressing formal questions about narration, novel writing, and fictional composition as well as themes including social and women's history, morals and manners. Introducing new readers to the breadth and depth of Jane Austen's writing, and offering new insights to those more familiar with Austen's work, Jenny Davidson celebrates the art and skill of one of the most popular and influential writers in the history of English literature.

    • Delivers an accessible scholarly introduction to the writing of Jane Austen
    • Offers clear and engaging studies of various aspects of Austen's writing grounded in the latest scholarship
    • Considers Austen's writing in its many literary historical contexts
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    • Publication planned for: December 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108421348
    • length: 172 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2017
  • Table of Contents

    1. Letters
    2. Conversation
    3. Revision
    4. Manners
    5. Morals
    6. Voice
    7. Female economies.

  • Author

    Jenny Davidson, Columbia University, New York
    Jenny Davidson is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, New York. Professor Davidson's previously published works include Hypocrisy and the Politics of Politeness: Manners and Morals from Locke to Austen (Cambridge, 2004), Breeding: A Partial History of the Eighteenth Century (2009), and Reading Style: A Life in Sentences (2014). She is the author of four novels, Heredity (2003), The Explosionist (2008), Invisible Things (2010), and The Magic Circle (2013).

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