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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


Between Youth and Age: Coleridge's ‘Monody on the Death of Chatterton’, 1790–6

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter looks at how Coleridge repeatedly reorganised his early ‘Monody’, in 1790, 1794, and 1796, in the context of the many poetic representations of Chatterton written during the thirty years ... More


The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon

Christy Pichichero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709296
eISBN:
9781501709654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709296.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Military Enlightenment: War and Culture in the French Empire from Louis XIV to Napoleon, tells a new story of enlightenment happening in what seems the least likely of spaces: those of war, ... More


Hyperbole and the Love-Mad Woman: George III, ‘Rosa Matilda’, and Jane Austen in 1811

Helen Small

in Love's Madness: Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184911
eISBN:
9780191674396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184911.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

‘Rosa Matilda’ and Jane Austen come together in their demonstration of the extent to which the story of a woman's ‘madness from love’ had become not merely conventional but unavoidably so. The attack ... More


Sense and Sensibility

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/9780198129684.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Of the novels Jane Austen completed, Sense and Sensibility appears to be the earliest in conception. The didactic novel that compares the beliefs and conduct of two protagonists — with the object of ... 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


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


Our Paris Correspondent: Helen Maria Williams (1761–1827)

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Liberal women writers in the 1790s were attacked more vehemently than their male counterparts. Helen Maria Williams’s literary star rose faster and fell further than any other member of the ‘lost ... More


Hip Sensibility in an Age of Mass Counterculture

Phil Ford

in Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199939916
eISBN:
9780199354467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939916.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter 4 considers the hip sensibility as it enjoyed its breakout success in the 1960s. While chapter 2 considers the early Cold War style of hip intellectualism—ironic, skeptical, literary, ... More


Epilogue

Melissa Sodeman

in Sentimental Memorials: Women and the Novel in Literary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791328
eISBN:
9780804792790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791328.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The epilogue explores links between Sense and Sensibility (1811), Jane Austen’s first published novel, and earlier sentimental novels. Though Austen pursued different aesthetic choices than many of ... More


Learning to love the world: the educational vision of John McGahern1

Kevin Williams

in John McGahern: Authority and Vision

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100566
eISBN:
9781526132321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100566.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Policy documents on education tend to envisage the activity of learning in terms of the acquisition of skills. Yet, this notion implies that individuals are composed of discrete accomplishments ... More


Reconstructing Sentimentalism

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/9780823240074.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter suggests the recent rehabilitation of an eighteenth-century culture of sensibility has productively complicated traditional literary history's dismissal of sentimentalism as ... 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


‘Entombed alive’: Sophia Lee’s The Recess (1783–85), the Gothic and history

Jonathan Dent

in Sinister Histories: Gothic Novels and Representations of the Past, From Horace Walpole to Mary Wollstonecraft

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719095979
eISBN:
9781526115195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095979.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Emphasising the diversity of the Gothic genre in the eighteenth century, this chapter argues that, in The Recess, Lee hijacks certain themes from Walpole and Reeve to write a prototypical Female ... More


‘Things as they are’: William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft and the perils of the present

Jonathan Dent

in Sinister Histories: Gothic Novels and Representations of the Past, From Horace Walpole to Mary Wollstonecraft

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719095979
eISBN:
9781526115195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095979.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how, in Caleb Williams (1794), Godwin brings the Gothic to bear on the eighteenth century. It considers the novel as a manifestation of his radical views outlined in Political ... 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


Authors

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/9780231153911.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter talks about eighteenth-century women's authorship. The pre-texts of two unsigned first novels that support Jane Austen's brief career as a publishing writer suggests the predicament of ... 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


Introduction: Governmentality against Itself

Saida Hodžić

in The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291980
eISBN:
9780520965577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291980.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Introduction: Governmentality Against Itself lays out the book’s overarching arguments and analytical contributions to anthropology and feminist theory. Rather than debating how “we” as Western ... More


Spheres of knowledge

Michael Harrigan

in Frontiers of servitude: Slavery in narratives of the early French Atlantic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526122261
eISBN:
9781526136183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122261.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Slaves were frequently said to be inferior in their intellectual faculties, yet most commentators thought of these distinctions as non-essential, or even what would later be called ‘cultural’. ... More


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