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Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey/Persuasion

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 192
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Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism

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Northanger Abbey was one of Jane Austen's earliest manuscripts; Persuasion was her last. Published together in a single volume after her death, the two books differ widely. Northanger Abbey is a spirited, Gothic parody,...

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Northanger Abbey was one of Jane Austen's earliest manuscripts; Persuasion was her last. Published together in a single volume after her death, the two books differ widely. Northanger Abbey is a spirited, Gothic parody, while Persuasion has increasingly been seen as a new direction for the Austen canon. The two texts have been widely analysed and debated since publication, and continue to be so today.

In this Readers' Guide, Enit Karafili Steiner:• delineates a clear trajectory through the books' many interpretations over two centuries, mapping these out thematically and chronologically• contextualises and brings into dialogue influential approaches such as psychoanalytical criticism, structuralism, deconstruction, Marxism, New Historicism, and feminism• discusses film adaptations of the novels and their relation to literary criticism

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Austen studies is a growing market
Synthesises criticism from publication to the present day
Looks at film adaptations
2018 is the 200th anniversary of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

Introduction
1. From Pen to Print
2. Contemporary Reception, 1818-1840s
3. Victorian Readers, 1850s-1900s
4. The 'Cult of Jane' and the Rise of the Novel, 1900s-1950s
5. The Text, the Unconscious, and Commodity, 1950s-1990s
6. Political and Historical Austen, 1950s-1990s
7. New Millennium, New Directions
8. From Words to Image and Sound
Conclusion
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index.

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Enit Karafili Steiner is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Enit Karafili Steiner is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

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