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Searching for Jane Austen

Author: Emily Auerbach
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In this illustrated and lively work, Auerbach surveys two centuries of editing, censoring, and distorting Jane Austen's life and writings. Auerbach samples Austen's flamboyant, risque adolescent works featuring heroines who get drunk, lie, steal, raise armies, and throw rivals out of windows. She demonstrates that Austen constantly tested and improved her skills by setting herself a new challenge in each of her six  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Romance fiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Auerbach, Emily, 1956-
Searching for Jane Austen.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2004
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Auerbach
ISBN: 0299201805 9780299201807 0299201848 9780299201845
OCLC Number: 54768152
Description: xiii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Dear Aunt Jane: Putting Her Down and Touching Her Up --
Beware of Swoons:Jane Austen's Early Writings --
Only Genius, Wit, and Taste: Northanger Abbey --
An Excellent Heart: Sense and Sensibility --
The Liveliness of Your Mind: Pride and Prejudice --
All the Heroism of Principle: Mansfield Park --
An Imaginist Like Herself: Emma --
The Advantage of Maturity of Mind: Persuasion --
Behold Me Immortal: Finding Jane Austen Today --
Appendix A.A Barkeeper Entering the Kingdom of Heaven: Did Mark Twain Really Hate Jane Austen? --
Appendix B. Full Text of Mark Twain's 'Jane Austen.'
Responsibility: Emily Auerbach.
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A study of Jane Austen's life and writings, this work surveys two centuries of editing, censorship, and fiction that created a pious, wistful, romantically pining, and frustrated Austen. It serves up  Read more...


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[Auerbach's] detailed knowledge of Austen's sources [gives] us a more complete impression of Austen's wide and eclectic interests. - New York Review of Books ""The Austen sketched here is an Read more...

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