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Those elegant decorums : the concept of propriety in Jane Austen's novels.

Author: Jane Nardin
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For Austen, a person's social behavior is the external manifestation of his internal moral character. What is the relationship between the conventionally accepted rules of propriety of Austen's era, and a morally valid standard of social behavior?
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Nardin
ISBN: 0873952367 9780873952361 0873953375 9780873953375 0873953371
OCLC Number: 1029319308
Description: 168 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: How to read Jane Austen --
The concept of propriety --
Propriety as duty to society and self: Sense and sensibility --
Propriety as a test of character: Pride and prejudice --
Propriety and the education of Catherine Morland: Northanger Abbey --
Status, work, and propriety in Mansfield Park --
Egotism and propriety in Emma --
Propriety and the exception individual: Persuasion.

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For Austen, a person's social behavior is the external manifestation of his internal moral character. What is the relationship between the conventionally accepted rules of propriety of Austen's era, and a morally valid standard of social behavior?

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