Jane Austen and the Enlightenment
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Jane Austen and the Enlightenment

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ISBN-13:
9780521843461
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
15.07.2016
Seiten:
275
Autor:
Peter Knox-Shaw
Gewicht:
590 g
Format:
235x163x21 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Peter Knox-Shaw draws out the Enlightenment principles and ideas which lie behind much of Austen's writing.
Part I. The Eighteenth-Century Legacy: 1. Auspices; 2. Pride and Prejudice, a politics of the picturesque; 3. Northanger Abbey and the liberal historians; 4. Sense and Sensibility and the philosophers; Part II. Engaging with the New Age: 5. Diffraction; 6. Mansfield Park: charting the religious revival; 7. Emma, and the flaws of sovereignty; 8. Persuasion: light on an old genre; 9. Sanditon and speculation; Bibliography.
An important contribution to the study of Jane Austen and of intellectual history at the turn of the nineteenth century.