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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.Read more
- 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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'Davidson’s close readings are delightfully fresh, designed to provide formal accounts of how Austen’s fiction functions for the specialist and the common reader alike.' Gillian Dow, The Times Literary Supplement
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- Date Published: January 2018
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781108421348
- length: 172 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 158 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.4kg
- availability: Available
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