skip to content
Jane Austen : a companion Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Jane Austen : a companion

Author: Josephine Ross
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"This up-to-date companion is the only general guide to Jane Austen, her work, and her world. Josephine Ross explores the literary scene during the time Austen's works first appeared: the books considered classics then, the "horrid novels" and romances, and the grasping publishers. She looks at the architecture and decor of Austen's era that made up "the profusion and elegance of modern taste": Regency houses for  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josephine Ross
ISBN: 081353299X 9780813532998 0813539544 9780813539546
OCLC Number: 50774541
Notes: Originally published: London : John Murray, 2002.
Description: xi, 259 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: A brief life --
The common daily routine --
The present fashions --
The subject of books --
Of lovers and husbands --
The beauty of the place --
The distinction of rank --
Politics and public events.
Responsibility: Josephine Ross.

Abstract:

"This up-to-date companion is the only general guide to Jane Austen, her work, and her world. Josephine Ross explores the literary scene during the time Austen's works first appeared: the books considered classics then, the "horrid novels" and romances, and the grasping publishers. She looks at the architecture and decor of Austen's era that made up "the profusion and elegance of modern taste": Regency houses for instance, Chippendale furniture, "picturesque scenery." On the smaller scale she answers questions that may baffle modern readers of Austen's work. What, for example, was "hartshorn"? How did Lizzy Bennet "let down" her gown to hide her muddy petticoat? Ross shows us the fashions, and the subtle ways Jane Austen used clothes to express her characters. Courtship, marriage, adultery, class and "rank," mundane tasks of ordinary life, all appear, as does the wider political and military world - especially the navy, in which her brothers served."--BOOK JACKET.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50774541>
library:oclcnum"50774541"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/50774541>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008113581>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Women and literature--England--History--19th century."@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2003"
schema:description"A brief life -- The common daily routine -- The present fashions -- The subject of books -- Of lovers and husbands -- The beauty of the place -- The distinction of rank -- Politics and public events."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/796438990>
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:genre"Biography."@en
schema:genre"History."@en
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Jane Austen : a companion"@en
schema:numberOfPages"259"
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50774541>
schema:reviewBody""This up-to-date companion is the only general guide to Jane Austen, her work, and her world. Josephine Ross explores the literary scene during the time Austen's works first appeared: the books considered classics then, the "horrid novels" and romances, and the grasping publishers. She looks at the architecture and decor of Austen's era that made up "the profusion and elegance of modern taste": Regency houses for instance, Chippendale furniture, "picturesque scenery." On the smaller scale she answers questions that may baffle modern readers of Austen's work. What, for example, was "hartshorn"? How did Lizzy Bennet "let down" her gown to hide her muddy petticoat? Ross shows us the fashions, and the subtle ways Jane Austen used clothes to express her characters. Courtship, marriage, adultery, class and "rank," mundane tasks of ordinary life, all appear, as does the wider political and military world - especially the navy, in which her brothers served."--BOOK JACKET."
schema:url
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.