This four volume backlist collection brings together an array of criticism written about the works of Jane Austen, encompassing everything from a detailed analysis of her six published novels, through to an investigation of the heroines within her fiction, a re-evaluation of her political subtext and proto-feminism, and even a French appreciation of her work.
Published between 1924 and 1987, these four reissued works offer a thorough and engaging insight into Jane Austen and the canon of Austen criticism, which will appeal to the general reader as well as to undergraduates studying 19th Century English Literature and the rise of the novel.
I. Jane Austen: The Six Novels II. Jane Austen and the State III: Jane Austen' Heroines: Intimacy in Human Relationships IV. Jane Austen: A French Appreciation with A New Study of Jane Austen