1st Edition

Critical Essays on Jane Austen

Edited By Mr B C Southam Copyright 1968

    First published in 1968, Critical Essays on Jane Austen shines critical and scholarly attention on one of the most widely read of the great English novelists, Jane Austen. The essays provide a varied and challenging discussion on several topics, taking account of the novelist’s limitation as well as her greatness. The peculiarity of Austen and her appeal to readers across generations is investigated at length and will be of interest to students of literature, gender studies and history.

    Acknowledgements Select Bibliography Introduction B. C. Southam 1. The ‘Irresponsibility’ of Jane Austen John Bayley 2. Jane Austen and the Stuarts Brigid Brophy 3. A View of ‘Mansfield Park’ Denis Donoghue 4. Learning Experience and Change Robert Garis 5. Character and Caricature in Jane Austen D. W. Harding 6. Jane Austen and the Moralists Gilbert Ryle 7. Tradition and Miss Austen J. I. M. Stewart 8. Jane Austen and ‘The Quite Thing’ – A Study of ‘Mansfield Park’ Tony Tanner 9. Jane Austen’s Comedy and the Nineteenth Century Rachel Trickett 10. The Neighbouring of Tombuctoo – Conflicts in Jane Austen’s Novels Angus Wilson Index


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