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Why Jane Austen?

Author: Rachel M Brownstein
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rachel M. Brownstein considers Jane Austen as heroine, moralist, satirist, romantic, woman, and author, along with the changing notions of these categories over time and texts. She finds echoes of many of Austen's insights and techniques in contemporary Jane-o-mania, a commercially driven, erotically charged popular vogue that aims to preserve and liberate, correct and collaborate with old Jane.
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Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel M Brownstein
ISBN: 9780231153904 0231153902 9780231153911 0231153910
OCLC Number: 671238365
Description: xi, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Why we read Jane Austen --
Looking for Jane --
Neighbors --
Authors --
Why we reread Jane Austen.
Responsibility: Rachel M. Brownstein.

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Rachel M. Brownstein considers Jane Austen as heroine, moralist, satirist, romantic, woman, and author, along with the changing notions of these categories over time and texts. She finds echoes of many of Austen's insights and techniques in contemporary Jane-o-mania, a commercially driven, erotically charged popular vogue that aims to preserve and liberate, correct and collaborate with old Jane.

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Brownstein has written a delectable hybrid of biographical and cultural criticism, struck with brilliant splashes of memoir. On reading, you feel as if you just finished Pride and Prejudice, you Read more...

 
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