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Persuasion : authoritative text, backgrounds, and contexts criticism

Author: Jane Austen; Patricia Meyer Spacks
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1995.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Austen's last novel is the crowning achievement of her matchless career. Her heroine, Anne Elliot, a woman of integrity, breeding and great depth of emotion, stands in stark contrast to the brutality and hypocrisy of Regency England. Includes a new Introduction by Margaret Drabble, famed novelist and editor of The Oxford Companion to the English Language.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Love stories
Humorous fiction
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Austen; Patricia Meyer Spacks
ISBN: 0393960188 9780393960181
OCLC Number: 29877721
Description: xiii, 316 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Text of persuasion --
Original ending of persuasion --
Backgrounds and contexts --
On old maid / William Hayley --
Letters about persuasion / Jane Austen --
To Fanny Knight / Fanny Knight --
Biographical Notice of the Author / Henry Austen --
New style of novel / Richard Whateley --
Austen's Characters / Anonymous --
Language of fFeeling: Julia Kavanagh / From life of Jane Austen / Goldwin Smith --
From Jane Austen and her times / Geraldine Edith Mitton --
Modern critical views: New landscapes / A. Walton Litz --
On Persuasion / Marilyn Butler --
In between: Persuasion / Tony Tanner --
Moral luck and judgment in Jane Austen's persuasion / Robert Hopkins --
Anne Elliot's Education: Learning of romance in persuasion / Ann W. Astell --
Persuasion: "Unfeudal tone of the present day" / Claudia L. Johnson --
Doubleness and refrain in Jane Austen's persuasion / Cheryl Ann Weissman --
Chronology / Jane Austen --
Selected bibliography.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Jane Austen ; edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks.

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Austen's last novel is the crowning achievement of her matchless career. Her heroine, Anne Elliot, a woman of integrity, breeding and great depth of emotion, stands in stark contrast to the brutality and hypocrisy of Regency England. Includes a new Introduction by Margaret Drabble, famed novelist and editor of The Oxford Companion to the English Language.

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