"Mansfield Park" and "Persuasion" (New Casebooks)
By: Judy Simons (author)Paperback
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Mansfield Park and Persuasion are notoriously problematic works which have stimulated diverse and often polarised critical readings. This collection illustrates these oppositions and recreates the current lively debate about the novels' interpretation. Examining the texts in the light of key developments in cultural, historicist and feminist theory, the volume both provides a view of Austen as a traditionalist and simultaneously argues for Mansfield Park and Persuasion as radical works which address contemporary politics of culture and of gender in exciting collocations.
JUDY SIMONS is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University.
Acknowledgements - General Editors' Preface - Introduction; J.Simons - Mansfield Park: Ideology and Execution; M.Butler - Good Riddance: Closure in Mansfield Park; D.A.Miller - Jane Austen's Dangerous Charm; N.Auerbach - The Boundaries of Mansfield Park; R.B.Yeazell - The True English Style; M.Poovey - Jane Austen and Empire; E.Said - The Radical Pessimism of Persuasion; J.P.Brown - Jane Austen's Cover Story; S.M.Gilbert & S.Gubar - Persuasion: The 'Unfeudal' Tone of the Present Day; C.Johnson - Loss and the Language of Restitution in Persuasion; L.G.Mooneyham - Doubleness and Refrain in Jane Austen's Persuasion; C.A.Weissman - Persuasion: The Pathology of Everyday Life; J.Wiltshire - Further Reading - Notes on Contributors - Index
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