Jane Austen and Marriage

Jane Austen and Marriage

By: Hazel Jones (author)Hardback

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With original research, this book offers a new insight into Jane Austen's life and writing. The question of marriage lies at the centre of Jane Austen's novels. The issues bound up in the pursuit of love, happiness, money and status were those of her day and informed the plots and morals of her work. In this fascinating book, Hazel Jones explores the ways in which these themes manifest themselves in Jane Austen's life and fiction, against the backdrop of contemporary conduct manuals, letters, diaries, journals and newspapers. Drawing on original research, this entertaining and detailed study provides a charming and profound insight into the world of Jane Austen.

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About Author

Hazel Jones taught English at Exeter University, specializing in Jane Austen. She tutored courses on the novelist for the thriving Summer Academy Programme, which attracted students from all over the world. She continues to organize Jane Austen residential courses for adults at various venues in the UK, focusing on her novels and her life and times.


1: An Acquaintance Formed In A Public Place; 2: The Advantage of Choice; 3: The Power of Refusal; 4: White Satin and Lace Veils; 5: Where N Takes M, For Better, For Worse; 6: Wedding Journeys; 7: Scandals and Gossip; 8: A Contract of Mutual Agreeableness; 9: Domestic Happiness Overthrown; 10: The Simple Regimen of Separate Rooms; 11: The Years of Danger; 12: An Old Maid at Last.

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/05/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781847252180
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781847252180
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 1847252184

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