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Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel

Amy M. King

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161519
eISBN:
9780199787838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161519.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Starting from the botanical crazes inspired by Linnaeus in the 18th century, and exploring the variations it spawned — natural history, landscape architecture, polemical battles over botany's ... More


Women in the Literary Family

Jane Spencer

in Literary Relations: Kinship and the Canon 1660-1830

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262960
eISBN:
9780191718731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262960.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses the place of women writers within the metaphorical family of the English literary tradition, considering the use and implications of metaphors of sisterhood and motherhood. It ... More


A Divided Community: Fanny Price and the Readers of Mansfield Park

Michiel Heyns

in Expulsion and the Nineteenth-Century Novel: The Scapegoat in English Realist Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182702
eISBN:
9780191673870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182702.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Crawford's expulsion constitutes a simplified model of scapegoating, whereby the narrative requirement of closure demands the exclusion of such characters as threaten the desired equilibrium of ... More


Austen's Physicalized Mimesis: Garden, Landscape, Marriageable Girl

Amy M. King

in Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161519
eISBN:
9780199787838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161519.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores how the representation of the sexual content of “public” courtship is achieved in Jane Austen's novels. It argues that bloom underpins the marriage plot and, unlike the ... More


Emma and the Betrayal of Fanny Knight

Sarah Raff

in Jane Austen’s Erotic Advice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199760336
eISBN:
9780199362257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760336.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 3 examines both Emma and the surviving evidence of the advice to Fanny Knight that, Raff argues, initiated the turning point in Austen’s career. After that point, each of Austen’s novels ... More


Looking for Jane

Rachel M. Brownstein

in Why Jane Austen?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153911
eISBN:
9780231527248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153911.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes Chawton Cottage, Jane Austen's home. Austen lived in Chawton Cottage with her mother and sister, and their friend Martha Lloyd from 1809 until close to her death in 1817. It ... More


Introduction to 1975 Edition

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book shows that the novels of Jane Austen's day, hers included, were full of signs that conveyed opinions. This was not to be one of those undifferentiated and necessarily very selective ... More


Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Marilyn Butler

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Interest in Jane Austen has never been greater, but it is revitalised by the advent of feminist literary history. In a substantial new introduction the author places this book, which was first ... More


Pride and Prejudice

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Of all Jane Austen's novels, Pride and Prejudice seems at first glance the least likely to yield a conservative theme. Austen herself playfully confessed that the impression it made was not serious. ... More


Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach

Jacqueline Howard

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119920
eISBN:
9780191671258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119920.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the first full-length study of Gothic to be written from the perspective of Bakhtinian theory. The author uses Bakhtin's concepts of heteroglossia and dialogism in specific historical ... More


Introduction: Complicity, Community, and Critical Method

Michiel Heyns

in Expulsion and the Nineteenth-Century Novel: The Scapegoat in English Realist Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182702
eISBN:
9780191673870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182702.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines five central realist novels, in relation to one another and other works, hoping to demonstrate both the connectedness and the dissimilarity of the dynamics of novelistic ... More


Emma

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Emma is the greatest novel of the period because it puts to fullest use the period's interest in articulate, sophisticated characters, whose every movement of thought finds its ... More


Austen’s Innovations

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

in Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162447
eISBN:
9781400851331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Jane Austen's four innovations in game theory as seen in her six novels. First, Austen explores how two people form an intimate relationship by strategically acting in concert ... More


Mansfield Park

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

With the possible exception of Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park is the most visibly ideological of Jane Austen's novels, and as such has a central position in any examination of her philosophy ... More


The Argument

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

in Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162447
eISBN:
9781400851331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book examines the connection between Jane Austen's fiction and game theory. It argues that Austen systematically explored the core ideas of game theory in her six novels some two centuries ago. ... More


Austen’s Foundations of Game Theory

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

in Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162447
eISBN:
9781400851331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Jane Austen's foundations of game theory. Drawing on Austen's six novels, it considers how she carefully establishes game theory's core concepts: choice, preferences, and ... More


The Juvenilia and Northanger Abbey

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Jane Austen's original satirical inspiration was fed by dislike for a literary manner, rather than for a moral idea. The juvenilia are, according to this view, ‘burlesques’: though definition and ... More


Persuasion and Sanditon

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The pressures on Jane Austen to make some adjustments in her style were very strong indeed. The basic characteristic of the Christian was now felt to be her rich inner life, compared with the ... More


Why Jane Austen?

Rachel Brownstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153911
eISBN:
9780231527248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153911.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From the first publication of Pride and Prejudice to recent film versions of her life and work, Jane Austen has continued to provoke controversy and inspire fantasies of peculiar intimacy. Whether ... More


Judgment, Propriety, and the Critique of Sensibility: The “Sentimental” Jane Austen

Hina Nazar

in Enlightened Sentiments: Judgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823240074
eISBN:
9780823240111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240074.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter interrogates a persistent premise of the dynamic critical industry that has flourished around Jane Austen's fiction in recent decades: its argument that Austen was an “anti-sentimental” ... More


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