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Rethinking Jane Austen's Lady Susan : the case for her "failed" epistolary novella

Author: David Owen
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of Lady Susan that refutes the long-accepted, unchallenged critical view of this novella put forward by Austen scholars that largely deems the work to be unsatisfactory and marginal.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Owen
ISBN: 9780773436466 0773436464
OCLC Number: 558675650
Description: ix, 186 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Catharine --
Lady Susan --
Improving on Catharine --
Form and politics --
Austen the reader, Austen the writer --
Appendix: critical studies on Austen's epistolary writing.
Responsibility: David Owen ; with a foreword by Laurie Kaplan.

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"... Owen redresses the slights that Lady Susan has suffered... [The author's] analysis demonstrates how the polyphonic nature of the epistolary mode works in conjunction with the direct narrative of Read more...

 
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