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Jane Austen the Reader

The Artist as Critic

Authors: Murphy, O.

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About this book

Jane Austen the Reader explains Austen's excellence and endurance by showing how her writing developed as a response to the writing of others: as parody, satire, criticism and even, on occasion, homage. Seeing Austen as a critic offers new insights into her creativity, and new interpretations of her novels.

About the authors

Olivia Murphy is Lecturer in English at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.

Reviews

"...a valuable addition to what may be seen as the already well-mapped territory of Jane Austen's literary influences... Murphy's prose is lively, incisive, and stimulating. Jane Austen the Reader will be of interest not only to Austen scholars and enthusiasts but also to anyone interested in the history of the novel." Anne-Claire Michoux, The BARS Journal

"That Murphy has read an enormous amount in her pursuit of Austen's creative critical methods is evident on every page. Not

only does the book bulge with paragraphs on Austen's contemporaries, but also with reference to recent criticism. For a text running to fewer than 200 pages, it is astonishingly rich in material." Fiona Stafford, SHARP News


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • ‘From Reading to Writing It Is But One Step’: Jane Austen, Criticism and the Novel in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

    Murphy, Olivia

    Pages 1-29

  • What’s Not in Austen?: Critical Quixotry in ‘Love and Freindship’ and Northanger Abbey

    Murphy, Olivia

    Pages 30-52

  • Texts and Pretexts: Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice

    Murphy, Olivia

    Pages 53-90

  • ‘A Good Spot for Fault-Finding’: Reading Criticism in Mansfield Park

    Murphy, Olivia

    Pages 91-120

  • ‘Hints from Various Quarters’: Emma and the ‘Plan of a Novel’

    Murphy, Olivia

    Pages 121-152

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eBook £43.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-29241-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover £58.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover £55.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jane Austen the Reader
Book Subtitle
The Artist as Critic
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29241-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137292414
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29240-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45090-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 231
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