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Jane Austen and the state of the nation

Author: Sheryl Craig
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jane Austen's England was plagued with widespread poverty, an unprecedented national debt, economic recessions, bank failures, and the Post-Waterloo crash, followed by a national financial depression. No wonder Austen's characters are preoccupied with money. Jane Austen and the State of the Nation mines Austen's novels for references to all of these economic upheavals and to taxation, the Poor Laws, minimum wage  Read more...
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Craig, Sheryl, 1954-
Jane Austen and the state of the nation
(DLC) 2015014427
(OCoLC)907295954
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheryl Craig
ISBN: 9781137544551 1137544554
OCLC Number: 915816415
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Jane Austen's legacy --
Juvenilia: a liberal conservative --
Sense and Sensibility: poor law reform --
Pride and Prejudice: the speenhamland system --
Northanger Abbey and the Watsons: the restriction act --
Mansfield Park: the condition of England --
Emma: William Pitt's utopia --
Persuasion: the post-Waterloo crash --
Sanditon: a political novel.
Responsibility: Sheryl Craig, English and Philosophy Department, University of Central Missouri, USA.

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