Language, Discourse, Society

Romancing Jane Austen

Narrative, Realism, and the Possibility of a Happy Ending

Authors: Tauchert, A.

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We celebrate Jane Austen as the mother of the English realist novel, but have you ever wondered why she insists on giving her mature heroines the 'perfect happiness' that can only be realized in the romance? Romancing Jane Austen asks the reader to consider Austen's happy endings as a 'prophetic' rather than merely 'illusory' answer to the contradiction that feminine subjectivity represents for history. A happy ending for the feminine subject? But that would be against all the empirical odds...

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ASHLEY TAUCHERT is Senior Lecturer in the School of English, Exeter University, UK. Her previous works include Mary Wollstonecraft and the Accent of the Feminine and Gender, Teaching and Research in Higher Education.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Romancing Jane Austen
Book Subtitle
Narrative, Realism, and the Possibility of a Happy Ending
Authors
Series Title
Language, Discourse, Society
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Ashley Tauchert
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59969-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230599697
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9747-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54635-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 192
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