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A preface to Jane Austen

Author: Christopher Gillie; Maurice Hussey
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1985. ©1974
Series: Preface books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gillie, Christopher.
Preface to Jane Austen.
London ; New York : Longman, 1985, ©1974
(OCoLC)567890668
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Gillie; Maurice Hussey
ISBN: 0582354811 9780582354814
OCLC Number: 11469983
Description: xii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Biographical background --
Literary background --
The art of Jane Austen --
Reference section. Character and family background --
Religion. Jane Austen and the clergy ; Candour --
Mysteries and uncertainties --
Juvenilia. Love and friendship ; Evelyn ; Catharine ; Intervening work --
Augustan sense and sensibility ; Johnson and conservative reason : "Rasselas" ; Johnson and the art of the novel ; Cowper and sensibility --
Literary contemporaries : isolation and involvement --
The eighteenth-century novel. Daniel Defoe, 1660-1731 ; Samuel Richardson, 1689-1761 ; Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745 ; Henry Fielding, 1707-54 ; Fanny Burney, 1752-1840 --
The arts and social order ; Gilpin and the picturesque --
Women in life and literature ; The predicament of the Jane Austen heroine --
Characterization : heroines and heroes ; The caricatures ; Minor characters ; The heroines ; The heroes ; Heroes and heroines : marriage and money --
The construction of the novels ; The fable of the starling ; Narrative construction ; Settings : the ritual entertainments ; The meaning of the fable --
Emma ; Frank Churchill ; Mr Knightley --
Jane Austen's place in English fiction --
Bibliography ; Short biographies ; Jane Austen's vocabulary ; Places ; Notes to maps of places in Jane Austen's novels ; Notes to maps of London and Bath.
Series Title: Preface books.
Responsibility: Christopher Gillie.

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