Jane Austen's Civilized Women
Morality, Gender and the Civilizing Process
Jane Austen’s six complete novels and her juvenilia are examined in the context of civil society and gender. Steiner’s study uses a variety of contexts to appraise Austen’s work: Scottish Enlightenment theories of societal development, early-Romantic discourses on gender roles, modern sociological theories on the civilizing process.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1 The Juvenilia: Untying the Knots; Chapter 2 Lady Susan and Northanger Abbey : Riot in the Brain; Chapter 3 Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice : Allowing for Difference; Chapter 4 Mansfield Park : Emancipating ‘Puny’ Fanny Price; Chapter 5 Emma : The Art of Quarrelling; Chapter 6 Persuasion : Developing an ‘Elasticity of Mind’;
Enit Karafili Steiner