Why Jane Austen? / Rachel M. Brownstein

Author(s): Brownstein, Rachel M
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Subjects: Austen, Jane, 1775-1817--Appreciation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, c2011
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xi, 285 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments ix
Abbreviations xiii
Introduction 1
1.. Why We Read Jane Austen 17
2.. Looking for Jane 71
3.. Neighbors 121
4.. Authors 151
5.. Why We Reread Jane Austen 195
Afterwords 237
Notes 253
Index 267
Notes: LCCN: 2010043421
ISBN: 9780231153904 (cloth : alk. paper)
Invalid ISN: 9780231527248 (ebook)
ISBN: 0231153902 (cloth : alk. paper)
Invalid ISN: 0231527241 (ebook)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-266) and index
Contents: Why we read Jane Austen -- Looking for Jane -- Neighbors -- Authors -- Why we reread Jane Austen
Summary: Rachel M. Brownstein considers Jane Austen as heroine, moralist, satirist, romantic, woman, and author, along with the changing notions of these categories over time and texts. She finds echoes of many of Austen's insights and techniques in contemporary Jane-o-mania, a commercially driven, erotically charged popular vogue that aims to preserve and liberate, correct and collaborate with old Jane
OCLC Number: 671238365
ISBN/ISSN: 9780231153904