Jane Austen (Revised edition)

Jane Austen (Revised edition)

By: Tony Tanner (author)Hardback

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Tony Tanner's classic text on Jane Austen addresses the issues that have always occupied the author's most perceptive critics, and offers an illuminating and refreshing analysis of Austen's novels. Tanner shows how Austen changed from a basically accepting view of 'society' to a more questioning one and considers the problems of authority, power and the position of women, as well as the relationship between ethics, language and behaviour. This reissued edition features a new Preface by leading Romantic scholar Marilyn Gaull who examines Tanner's background and places the original work in context. Lively and informative, the Preface helps to reinforce and explain the continued importance of Tanner's work. Accompanied by an insightful Note on the Text by Austen scholar John Wiltshire, and an expanded Bibliography and Index, this is a timely republication of a study which is now regarded as one of the finest, and most accessible, introductions to a great novelist.

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TONY TANNER was sometime Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, UK, and Professor of English and American Literature in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge, UK.


Preface to Reissued Edition; M.Gaull Note on the Text; J.Wiltshire Acknowledgements Introduction Anger in the Abbey: Northanger Abbey Secrecy and Sickness: Sense and Sensibility Knowledge and Opinion: Pride and Prejudice The Quiet Thing: Mansfield Park The Match-Maker: Emma In Between: Persuasion The Disease of Activity: Sanditon Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/09/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780230008236
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780230008236
  • weight: 517
  • ISBN10: 0230008232
  • edition: Revised edition

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