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Jane Austen and the navy

Author: B C Southam
Publisher: London ; New York : Hambledon and London, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work demonstrates the importance of the navy, both in Jane Austen's life and her novels. Two of her brothers served in Nelson's navy, and this knowledge is reflected in extended accounts of naval attitudes and navy life in her work.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jane Austen; Horatio Nelson Nelson, Viscount; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: B C Southam
ISBN: 1852852518 9781852852511 1852852917 9781852852917
OCLC Number: 45438060
Description: xiv, 384 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Naval lives and the Austen family. The novelist and the Navy --
Naval education and the sailor brothers --
Francis at sea --
Lives in the service --
Patronage and interest --
The rewards of success: prize money, honours and promotion --
Politics and the Navy: the Popham poem --
II. Naval fact and naval fiction. Mansfield Park: the young lieutenant --
Nelson: heroism, honour and dishonour --
Emma: England, peace and patriotism --
Persuasion: the righting and re-writing of history --
The aftermath of Persuasion.
Responsibility: Brian Southam.
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This work demonstrates the importance of the navy, both in Jane Austen's life and her novels. Two of her brothers served in Nelson's navy, and this knowledge is reflected in extended accounts of naval attitudes and navy life in her work.

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