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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


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


The One and the Manor: On Being, Doing, and Deserving in

Daniel M. Stout

in Corporate Romanticism: Liberalism, Justice, and the Novel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272235
eISBN:
9780823272273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272235.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter two reassesses the conservatism of Jane Austen’s 1814 novel, Mansfield Park. It argues that we have misunderstood the novel by reading it in relation to the late eighteenth-century philosophy ... More


Jane Austen’s Six Novels

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/9780691162447.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes Jane Austen's six novels, arguing that each is a chronicle of how a heroine learns to think strategically. For example, in Northanger Abbey, Catherine Morland must learn to make ... More


Austen and the Cultural Logic of Late Toryism

John Owen Havard

in Disaffected Parties: Political Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760-1830

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833130
eISBN:
9780191881558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833130.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter revises accounts of the early nineteenth-century rightward turn in Britain by emphasizing that shift’s Tory character and affective dimension. Examining how the cultural logic of this ... More


Domineering over Others: Occidentalism, Empire, Moral Virtue

Saree Makdisi

in Making England Western: Occidentalism, Race, and Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226923130
eISBN:
9780226923154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923154.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that Jane Austen’s novel Mansfield Park—in connection with Britain’s changing national and imperial project and the emerging civilizing process—articulates some of the key ... More


Histories of the Present and the Historicity of the Present: , Jane Austen’s Letters

William H. Galperin

in The History of Missed Opportunities: British Romanticism and the Emergence of the Everyday

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781503600195
eISBN:
9781503603103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503600195.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the approximately fifteen years during which her first three novels were revisited and revised, Jane Austen achieved an appreciative perspective on her milieu that would have been impossible had ... More


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

Michiel Heyns

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182702
eISBN:
9780191673870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182702.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines the notion that the realist novel reinforces existing social structures through its techniques of representation. It depicts the 19th-century literary scapegoat — the ostensible ... More


Placement: Jane Austen's Mansfield Park

Rachel Bowlby

in A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Like Great Expectations, Silas Marner, Tom Jones, and the Moses story represented in Hogarth's painting, Austen's Mansfield Park is about an adoption, this one undertaken neither as a wish for ... More


Game Theory in Context

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/9780691162447.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explains game theory from the ground up. It first considers the concepts of choice and preferences before discussing strategic thinking as a combination of several skills. Game theory is ... More


Authorial Identity

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

in In Search of Jane Austen: The Language of the Letters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199945115
eISBN:
9780199398447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945115.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The analysis of Jane Austen’s language in the preceding chapters is used to throw further light on her authorial identity. Apart from the two discarded final chapters of the Persuasion manuscript and ... More


‘Quiet Cruising oʼer the Ocean Woman’: Byron's Don Juan and the Woman Question

Caroline Franklin

in Byron's Heroines

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112303
eISBN:
9780191670763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112303.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In turning to Don Juan, one of the greatest long poems in English literature, one is also confronting a work of art consisting predominantly of a gallery of female portraits. This may seem ... More


From Quixote to Galatea

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/9780199760336.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter first describes the didactic literary culture from which Austen emerged. Taking shelter under the assumption that instructing and seducing are mutually exclusive, eighteenth-century ... More


“Firm as a Rock in Her Own Principles”: (But not Necessarily a Kantian)*

Robert B. Louden

in Kant’s Human Being: Essays on His Theory of Human Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768714
eISBN:
9780190267599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768714.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores various critical readings of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, specifically in the character of Fanny Price, and whether or not the latter embodies Kantian ideals. Price is ... More


Emma’s Extravagance: Jane Austen and the Character–Situation Debate

Valerie Wainwright

in Fictional Characters, Real Problems: The Search for Ethical Content in Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198715719
eISBN:
9780191783395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715719.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter takes up the debate concerning whether a person is the possessor of an abiding character across time and circumstance or is a perennially changeable individual where the circumstances of ... More


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