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Jane austen for dummies

Author: Joan Elizabeth Klingel Ray; OverDrive, Inc.
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains Austen's methods, motivations, and morals The fun and easy way(r) to understand and enjoy Jane Austen Want to know more about Jane Austen? This friendly guide gives the scoop on her life, works, and lasting impact on our culture. It chronicles the events of her brief life, examines each of her novels, and looks at why her stories - of women and marriage, class and money, scandal and hypocrisy, emotion and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Elizabeth Klingel Ray; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 9781118050545 1118050541
OCLC Number: 1037180050
Notes: Electronic book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title; Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; What You're Not to Read; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organized; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I : Getting to Know Jane Austen, Lady and Novelist; Chapter 1: Introducing Jane Austen; Identifying the Lady Writer; Keeping a Personal Record; Getting Reviewed; Getting Comfortable with "Jane"; Observing with Austen; Tracing Austen's Popularity; Becoming Today's Janeite; Chapter 2: Visiting Jane Austen's Georgian World; Asserting Austen's Georgian-ness; Surveying the Political Landscape. Understanding the Class SystemGrowing the Novel; Chapter 3: Being Jane Austen (1775-1817); Meeting the Austens; Growing Up Gentry: Jane's Formative Years; Becoming a Professional Writer; Seeing the Personal Side of Jane; Experiencing New Places, New Faces, New Feelings: Moving to Bath; Exploring the Highs and Lows of Being a Writer; Succumbing to Illness; Chapter 4: Inspiring the Aspiring Novelist; Growing Up in a Family of Novel Readers; Learning from Drama; Rising Sentimentalism and Sensibility in Society; Sensing Sensibility in Samuel Richardson; Maturing the Novel with Henry Fielding. Reading Fanny BurneyBeing Influenced By Real People; Bringing It All Together: The Genius of Jane Austen; Part II : Austen Observes Ladies and Gentlemen; Chapter 5: Practicing the Politics of Dancing; Looking for Love on the Dance Floor; Finding a Desirable Dance Partner (Possibly for Life!); Putting Those Childhood Dance Lessons to Good Use; Amusing the Non-Dancers: Finding the Card and Tea Rooms; Chapter 6: Playing the Dating Game: Courtship, Austen Style; Defining Eligibility; Getting to Know Each Other; Mastering the Fine Art of Flirting; Getting Engaged (Finally!). Chapter 7: Marrying: A Serious Business for Jane Austen and Her CharactersExploring the Main Motivations for Marrying; Coming to Terms; Sealing the Deal; Breaching the Agreement: Facing the Shame of Divorce; Chapter 8: Wily Females and Seductive Males; Working with What You've Got to Get Your Man; Flirting Your Way to a Husband --
Hopefully; Dealing with Dangerous Men; Winning a Spouse with Honesty; Part III : Living Life in Jane's World; Chapter 9: Looking at Ladies' Limited Rights and Roles; Living as a Lady in a Gentleman's World; Becoming an "Accomplished" Lady. Placing Austen in the Women's MovementAssessing the Single Gentlewoman's Single Occupation; Chapter 10: Being a Man in a Man's World; Being a Gentleman's Son; Inheriting Property; Being the Eldest Son; Supporting Younger Sons of Gentlemen; Meeting the New Gentleman in a Rising Middle Class; Chapter 11: Experiencing Life at Home in Austen's Day; Living in a Country House; Taking on the Responsibilities of the Lady of the House; Being a Gentleman Farmer; Evening Entertainment; Traveling Away from Home; Chapter 12: Minding Your Manners; Making a Gentleman.
Responsibility: Joan Elizabeth Klingel Ray, PhD.
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Explains Austen's methods, motivations, and morals The fun and easy way(r) to understand and enjoy Jane Austen Want to know more about Jane Austen? This friendly guide gives the scoop on her life, works, and lasting impact on our culture. It chronicles the events of her brief life, examines each of her novels, and looks at why her stories - of women and marriage, class and money, scandal and hypocrisy, emotion and satire - still have meaning for us today. Discover Why Austen is so popular The impact on manners, courtships, and dating Love and life in Austen's world Her life and key influences Her most memorable characters.

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"If you begin this book as dummy, you won't be one when you finish." (Financial Times, Sat 7th July)

 
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