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Jane Austen and the Popular Novel

The Determined Author

Authors: Mandal, A.

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This book offers a reinterpretation of Austen's later novels by exploring their interactions with the fiction of the 1810s. Building on recent bibliographic research into the novel, this study situates Austen in the literary marketplace and offers new insights into the nature of her 'innovation', which arises from her sensitivity to the genre.

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ANTHONY MANDAL is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Cardiff, UK. His research focuses on the Romantic novel, book history and the Gothic. He is editor of the journal Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840, co-editor of The English Novel, 1830-1836 (2003) and The Reception of Jane Austen in Europe (forthcoming, 2007), and developer of British Fiction, 1800-29: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception (2004).

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'Jane Austen and the Popular Novel ought to transform our understandings of this celebrated author. In his groundbreaking study, Anthony Mandal overturns key assumptions about Austen's authorship, presenting new research on her publishers and would-be publishers and offering illuminating readings of Regency-era fiction. Anyone serious about his or her Austen should read this book.' - Devoney Looser, Department of English, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

'Such detailed knowledge of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century publishing trade makes this an especially important contribution to Austen Studies. [...] Jane Austen and the Popular Novel may be unassuming in appearance but its scope and significance are far from modest.' - Fiona Stafford, Somerville College, Oxford - BARS Bulletin & Review


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Fiction and the Literary Marketplace, 1785–1820

    Mandal, Anthony

    Pages 3-40

  • Jane Austen and Fiction, 1787–1809

    Mandal, Anthony

    Pages 41-74

  • Getting Published at Last, 1811–13

    Mandal, Anthony

    Pages 75-88

  • Making the Popular Polite: Mansfield Park and the Moral-Domestic Novel

    Mandal, Anthony

    Pages 91-130

  • Woman as Genius/Genius Loci: Emma as an English National Tale

    Mandal, Anthony

    Pages 131-167

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eBook £55.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-28750-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £71.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-00896-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jane Austen and the Popular Novel
Book Subtitle
The Determined Author
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28750-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230287501
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-00896-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 253
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