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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


“So Many Unmentionables About”: Parody, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and the Politics of Mash-up Fiction

Tim Lanzendörfer

in Books of the Dead: Reading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819062
eISBN:
9781496819109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819062.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and its prequels. It suggests that critical disdain of mashup fiction to the contrary, the three novels deserve close ... More


Why We Read Jane Austen

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/9780231153911.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of Pride and Prejudice (1813). Pride and Prejudice is a much smoother text, a more polished and perfect work of art than Austen's first published novel, Sense and ... More


Pride and Prejudice’s Vanishing Narrator

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/9780199760336.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Raff here details how in Pride and Prejudice Austen’s narrator first adopts the Pygmalion stance and then disclaims it. The famous opening sentence of Austen’s most popular novel gives the narrator ... More


Every Savage Can Dance: English Poets and Ballet

Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol

in The Pointe of the Pen: Nineteenth-Century Poetry and the Balletic Imagination

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800859487
eISBN:
9781800852563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859487.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The introduction critiques literary historians’ tendency to privilege Jane Austen’s representations of social dance when they inquire into the role of dance in nineteenth-century literature. The ... 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


Jane Austen’s Erotic Advice

Sarah Raff

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199760336
eISBN:
9780199362257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760336.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Scholars usually envision Austen as the passive victim or beneficiary of the “Janeite” tributes that do so much to define her for the popular imagination. Raff’s claim, by contrast, is that the ... More


Proposals and Performative Utterance in the Nineteenth-Century Novel: The Professional Man's Plight

Robert A. Ferguson

in Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812042
eISBN:
9780199315888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812042.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the ubiquitous plot device of the marriage proposal. It argues that the marriage plot provides resolution in the novel of manners for the same reason that comedy has used the ... More


The Madness of Free Indirect Style

Arden Hegele

in Romantic Autopsy: Literary Form and Medical Reading

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192848345
eISBN:
9780191943638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192848345.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers the emergence of moral therapy in early psychiatry in order to argue that the Romantic-era innovation of free indirect style shares an affinity with eighteenth-century ... More


“Off the page and into your brains!”: New Millennium Zombies and the Scourge of Hopeful Apocalypses

Margo Collins and Elson Bond

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter probes the depiction of zombies in such contemporary novels as World War Z, Zombie Haiku, and the revisionist classic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Authors Margo Collins and Elson ... 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


Neighbors

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/9780231153911.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes “character” in Pride and Prejudice (1813). Reading Pride and Prejudice, one assesses, ranks, and judges the characters in the novel as they assess, rank, and judge one another ... More


Afterwords

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/9780231153911.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This afterword concludes that contrary to the main current of popular opinion today, Jane Austen's novels are not first and foremost about pretty girls in long dresses waiting for love and marriage. ... More


Fielding to James: Domesticity, Mating, Power

James A. W. Heffernan

in Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300195583
eISBN:
9780300206845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195583.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter probes hospitality and mating in English fiction. It examines domestic novels ranging from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady. These novels all ... More


Enduring Minds in Austen: Becoming Familiar with Fictional Characters

Elaine Auyoung

in When Fiction Feels Real: Representation and the Reading Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190845476
eISBN:
9780190845506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845476.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter draws on social psychological models of impression formation to show how Pride and Prejudice enables readers to acquire uncommonly durable mental models of its characters. This makes it ... More


Raphael’s Condescension: Paradise Lost, Jane Austen, and the Secular Displacement of Grace

Paul Stevens

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Protestantism’s radical concept of divine grace does not simply disappear with what Weber calls the ‘disenchantment’ of the secular age; it transmutes itself into other complex and powerful cultural ... More


Moral Development in Pride and Prejudice

Alan H. Goldman

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/9780198715719.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, as this chapter shows, is a novel in which Austen acutely and exactingly traces the moral development of her main characters. And in doing so, she places each in ... More


The Breadth of Moral Character

Daniel Brudney

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/9780198715719.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter opens with an examination of Barbara Herman’s integration of the role of character in contexts of human interaction and understanding into neo-Kantian thought, arguing that the attempt ... More


Afterword What Came Next

Patricia Meyer Spacks

in Novel Beginnings: Experiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110319
eISBN:
9780300128338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110319.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores the effects that were generated by the novels of the eighteenth century, and how these would later influence the likes of Sir Walter Scott, Jane Austen, Maria Edgeworth, and ... More


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