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Jane Austen and the State of the Nation

Authors: Craig, Sheryl, Eckersley

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Jane Austen and the State of the Nation explores Jane Austen's references to politics and to political economics and concludes that Austen was a liberal Tory who remained consistent in her political agenda throughout her career as a novelist. Read with this historical background, Austen's books emerge as state-of-the-nation or political novels.

About the authors

Sheryl Craig is an Austen scholar with a PhD in nineteenth-century British literature from the University of Kansas. She has published dozens of articles on Jane Austen and has lectured on Austen at regional, national, and international meetings and conferences.

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"Jane Austen and the State of the Nation will be of great interest to scholars and students alike for its admirable, deep delving into the domestic economic and English political world in which Austen and her fiction were so obviously immersed." Devoney Looser, Professor of English, Arizona State University, USA


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Jane Austen’s Legacy

    Craig, Sheryl

    Pages 1-19

  • Juvenilia: A Liberal Conservative

    Craig, Sheryl

    Pages 20-29

  • Sense and Sensibility: Poor Law Reform

    Craig, Sheryl

    Pages 30-47

  • Pride and Prejudice: The Speenhamland System

    Craig, Sheryl

    Pages 48-71

  • Northanger Abbey and The Watsons: The Restriction Act

    Craig, Sheryl

    Pages 72-87

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eBook £43.99
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Hardcover £55.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54454-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jane Austen and the State of the Nation
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54455-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137544551
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54454-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 183
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