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Jane Austen at Home

Jane Austen at Home PDF Author: Lucy Worsley
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250131618
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 352

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"Jane Austen at Home offers a fascinating look at Jane Austen's world through the lens of the homes in which she lived and worked throughout her life. The result is a refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity."--Amanda Foreman, bestselling author of Georgianna, Duchess of Devonshire Take a trip back to Jane Austen's world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses--both grand and small--of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life. In places like Steventon Parsonage, Godmersham Park, Chawton House and a small rented house in Winchester, Worsley discovers a Jane Austen very different from the one who famously lived a 'life without incident'. Worsley examines the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her, and the varying ways in which homes are used in her novels as both places of pleasure and as prisons. She shows readers a passionate Jane Austen who fought for her freedom, a woman who had at least five marriage prospects, but--in the end--a woman who refused to settle for anything less than Mr. Darcy. Illustrated with two sections of color plates, Lucy Worsley's Jane Austen at Home is a richly entertaining and illuminating new book about one of the world’s favorite novelists and one of the subjects she returned to over and over in her unforgettable novels: home.

At Home with Jane Austen

At Home with Jane Austen PDF Author: Kim Wilson
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789212092
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 144

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"With gorgeous photography and illustrations, At Home with Jane Austen explores Austen's world, her physical surroundings, and the journeys the popular author took during her lifetime"--

Uses of Austen

Uses of Austen PDF Author: Gillian Dow
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137271744
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 243

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This book focuses on how Austen's life and work is being re-framed and re-imagined in 20th and 21st century literature and culture. Tracing the connections between Modernist Austen in the early C20th and feminist and post-feminist appropriations in the later C20th, it examines how Austen emerged as a complex point of reference on the global stage.

Jane Austen's Cults and Cultures

Jane Austen's Cults and Cultures PDF Author: Claudia L. Johnson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226402037
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 224

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Johnson begins by exploring the most important monuments and portraits of Austen, considering how these artifacts point to an author who is invisible and yet whose image is inseparable from the characters and fictional worlds she created. She then passes through the four critical phases of Austen's reception.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen PDF Author: Constance Hill
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486826767
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 336

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This charming 1902 account of a literary pilgrimage by two sisters follows in Jane Austen's footsteps, traveling across the English countryside for an intimate glimpse of the author's world.

Jane Austen's Best Friend

Jane Austen's Best Friend PDF Author: Zöe Wheddon
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
ISBN: 1526763842
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 224

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All fans of Jane Austen everywhere believe themselves to be best friends with the beloved author and this book shines a light on what it meant to be exactly that. Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The Life and Influence of Martha Lloyd offers a unique insight into Jane’s private inner circle. Through this heartwarming examination of an important and often overlooked person in Jane’s world, we uncover the life-changing force of their friendship. Each chapter details the fascinating facts and friendship-forming qualities that tied Jane and Martha together. Within these pages we will relive their shared interests, the hits and misses of their romantic love lives, their passion for shopping and fashion, their family histories, their lucky breaks and their girly chats. This book offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the shared lives of a fascinating pair and the chance to deepen our own bonds in ‘love and friendship’ with them both.

Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786–1945

Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786–1945 PDF Author: Katie Halsey
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783080817
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 298

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‘Jane Austen and her Readers, 1786–1945’ is a study of the history of reading Jane Austen’s novels. It discusses Austen’s own ideas about books and readers, the uses she makes of her reading, and the aspects of her style that are related to the ways in which she has been read. The volume considers the role of editions and criticism in directing readers’ responses, and presents and analyses a variety of source material related to the ordinary readers who read Austen’s works between 1786 and 1945.

The Making of Jane Austen

The Making of Jane Austen PDF Author: Devoney Looser
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421422832
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 308

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Whether you're a devoted Janeite or simply Jane-curious, The Making of Jane Austen will have you thinking about how a literary icon is made, transformed, and handed down from generation to generation.

A Visitor's Guide to Jane Austen's England

A Visitor's Guide to Jane Austen's England PDF Author: Sue Wilkes
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473842751
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 176

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“Wilkes makes the world of Jane Austen come to life . . . from travel to fashion, shopping, leisure, and, of course, finding a mate” (Britain Express). Immerse yourself in the vanished world inhabited by Austen’s contemporaries. Packed with detail and anecdotes, this is an intimate exploration of how the middle and upper classes lived from 1775, the year of Austen’s birth, to the coronation of George IV in 1820. Sue Wilkes skillfully conjures up all aspects of daily life within the period, drawing on contemporary diaries, illustrations, letters, novels, travel literature, and archives. Were all unmarried affluent men really “in want of a wife”? Where would a young lady seek adventure? Would “taking the waters” at Bath and other spas kill or cure you? Was Lizzy Bennet bitten by bed-bugs while traveling? What would you wear to a country ball or a dance at Almack’s? Would Mr. Darcy have worn a corset? What hidden horrors lurked in elegant Regency houses? “A delight. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that paints such a vivid picture of daily life in late 18th and early 19th century England. It makes a perfect companion for Austen’s beloved novels.” —The Heritage Traveller “A thoroughly engaging—and very informative—‘eyewitness’ guide to everything from medical matters to modes of travel.” —Joceline Bury, Jane Austen’s Regency World “Written as if to a first-time traveler in the Regency . . . an inviting read . . . a perfect gift for every Janeite friend and family member.” —Austenprose “A worthy contribution to the field of Austen social history and uses the mundane realities of life to illuminate the reader’s experience.” —Sensibilities

Why Jane Austen?

Why Jane Austen? PDF Author: Rachel M. Brownstein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231153902
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 285

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A comparative analysis of the characteristics applied to the early 19th-century classic author includes coverage of how evolving social views have shaped her reputation, the influence of modern interpretations of her work and her ongoing relevance to the literary world.