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1st Edition

The Postcolonial Jane Austen

ISBN 9780415340625
Published May 7, 2004 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

This volume offers a unique contribution to both postcolonial studies and Austen scholarship by:

* examining the texts to illumine nineteenth century attitudes to colonialism and the expanding Empire
* revealing a new range of interpretations of Austen's work, each shaped by the critic's particular context
* exploring the ways in which the study of Austen's novels raises fresh issues for post-colonial criticism.

Bringing together work by highly-respected critics from four continents and a range of disciplines, this newly paperbacked volume allows sometimes surprising and always fascinating new insights into some of the most frequently studied - and best loved - novels in the English language.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction  Austen in the World: Postcolonial Mappings  Part 2: Austen in the World  Jane Austen Goes to the Seaside  English Identity and the 'West Indian' Schoolgirl    Learning to Ride at Mansfield Park  Austen's Treacherous Ivory: Female Patriotism, Domestic Ideology, and Empire  Domestic Retrenchment, Colonial Expansion, and the Traffic of Improvement  The Property Plots of Mansfield Park Clara Tuite  Of Windows and Country Walks  Frames of Space and Movement in 1990s Austen Adaptations  Part 3: Austen Abroad  Reluctant Janeites: Daughterly Value in Jane Austen and Sarat Chatterjee's  Jane Austen Goes to India  Emily Eden's home Thoughts from Abroad  Farewell to Jane Austen  Uses of realism in Vikram Seths Suitable Boy  Father's Daughters: Critical Realism Examines Patriarchy in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Pak Wanso's A Faltering Afternoon [Hwichongkorinun Ohu]  Clueless in the Neocolonial World Order  Part 4: Poem  To a 'Jane Austen' class at Ibadan University

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