Jane Austen at Home

Illustrated with two sections of color plates, Lucy Worsley's Jane Austen at Home is a richly entertaining and illuminating new book about one of the world’s favorite novelists and one of the subjects she returned to over and over in her ...

Author: Lucy Worsley

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250131618

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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"Jane Austen at Home offers a fascinating look at Jane Austen's world through the lens of the homes in which she lived and worked throughout her life. The result is a refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity."--Amanda Foreman, bestselling author of Georgianna, Duchess of Devonshire Take a trip back to Jane Austen's world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses--both grand and small--of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life. In places like Steventon Parsonage, Godmersham Park, Chawton House and a small rented house in Winchester, Worsley discovers a Jane Austen very different from the one who famously lived a 'life without incident'. Worsley examines the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her, and the varying ways in which homes are used in her novels as both places of pleasure and as prisons. She shows readers a passionate Jane Austen who fought for her freedom, a woman who had at least five marriage prospects, but--in the end--a woman who refused to settle for anything less than Mr. Darcy. Illustrated with two sections of color plates, Lucy Worsley's Jane Austen at Home is a richly entertaining and illuminating new book about one of the world’s favorite novelists and one of the subjects she returned to over and over in her unforgettable novels: home.

At Home with Jane Austen

"With gorgeous photography and illustrations, At Home with Jane Austen explores Austen's world, her physical surroundings, and the journeys the popular author took during her lifetime"--

Author: Kim Wilson

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789212092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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"With gorgeous photography and illustrations, At Home with Jane Austen explores Austen's world, her physical surroundings, and the journeys the popular author took during her lifetime"--

Cultural Institutions of the Novel

Deidre Lynch 5 At Home with Jane Austen The Eighteenth century was an age
such as our imagination can barely comprehend ; weltering as we do in a slough
of habitual ugliness , ranging from the dreary horrors of Victorian sham gothic to ...

Author: Deidre Lynch

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822318439

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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The story of the development of the novel—its origin, rise, and increasing popularity as a narrative form in an ever-expanding range of geographic and cultural sites—is familiar and, according to the contributors to this volume, severely limited. In a far-reaching blend of comparative literature and transnational cultural studies, this collection shifts the study of the novel away from a consideration of what makes a particular narrative a novel to a consideration of how novels function and what cultural work they perform—from what novels are, to what they do. The essays in Cultural Institutions of the Novel find new ways to analyze how a genre notorious for its aesthetic unruliness has become institutionalized—defined, legitimated, and equipped with a canon. With a particular focus on the status of novels as commodities, their mediation of national cultures, and their role in transnational exchange, these pieces range from the seventeenth century to the present and examine the forms and histories of the novel in England, Nigeria, Japan, France, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. Works by Jane Austen, Natsume Sôseki, Gabriel García Márquez, Buchi Emecheta, and Toni Morrison are among those explored as Cultural Institutions of the Novel investigates how theories of “the” novel and disputes about which narratives count as novels shape social struggles and are implicated in contests over cultural identity and authority. Challenging the notion that the novel is a Western franchise, examining the ways that novels navigate between cultures, and offering new ways to think about novels, this is a pivotal and indispensable volume for student, scholar, and teacher alike. Contributors. Susan Z. Andrade, Lauren Berlant, Homer Brown, Michelle Burnham, James A. Fujii, Nancy Glazener, Dane Johnson, Lisa Lowe, Deidre Lynch, Jann Matlock, Dorothea von Mücke, Bridget Orr, Clifford Siskin, Katie Trumpener, William B. Warner

Jane Austen

Her next home was in Southampton , where her mother took a house with a
garden in Castle Square , and there Jane was ... Ultimately Miss Lloyd married
Frank Austen , Jane's youngest brother ; but this connection , which would have
given ...

Author: Mrs. Charles Malden

Publisher: Folcroft, Pa. : Folcroft Library Editions

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Category: Novelists, English

Page: 210

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Chapters from Jane Austen

Jane Austen Oscar Fay Adams. 66 . 14 2+ 93 11 67 74 47 187 267 103 516 430
400 157 . 2 259 107 290 ford . Jane Austen . Eng . Domestic Mag . Dublin
Review , Hours at Home , Jane Austen and her Novels . Dublin Review , Jane
Austen's ...

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Jane Austen and Mozart

From the fairy tale to the epic, from the romance to the novel, movement away
from home and back again has been central to most stories of most ages. Few
authors in any genre have written with a stronger sense of home than Austen,
whose ...

Author: Robert K. Wallace

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820333913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

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Literary critics such as Virginia Woolf and Lionel Trilling had noted intuitive affinities between the art of Jane Austen and that of Mozart, but this 1983 book was the first to compare their artistic style and individual works in a comprehensive way. Extended comparisons are of course difficult because of the intrinsic differences between prose fiction and instrumental music. In Jane Austen and Mozart, Robert K. Wallace has succeeded in making illuminating comparisons of spirit and form in the work of these two artists. His book celebrates the achievements of Austen and Mozart by comparing their stylistic significance in the history of their separate arts and by offering comparisons of three Austen novels with three Mozart piano concertos. In exploring precise similarities between the two artists, Wallace shows how the art and criticism of one field can illuminate the art and criticism of another. Above all, Jane Austen and Mozart attempts to show the degree to which three masterpieces by each artist have comparable meaning and value.

Why Jane Austen

title intimates, this is not a heroine's story but a house's, and a family's. ... Almost
always at home, Jane Austen was also always without a home of her own,
moving from Steventon to Bath to Southampton to Chawton and, in the too-early
end, ...

Author: Rachel M. Brownstein

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231153902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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A comparative analysis of the characteristics applied to the early 19th-century classic author includes coverage of how evolving social views have shaped her reputation, the influence of modern interpretations of her work and her ongoing relevance to the literary world.

Letters of Jane Austen

... Remarks Jane Austen Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen baron
Brabourne 1st. the first , and need not have hurried so much . Fanny wore her
new gown and cap . I was surprised to find Mystole so pretty . The ladies were at
home .

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Jane Austen

When shewas about 14 weeks old,baby Janewas sent away from home to live
witha foster family in the village. ... mother and everything familiar at such a
young age, but this was a system for raising her children that Mrs. Austen had
followed ...

Author: EPUB 2-3

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438149239

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CHBiographies

The Novels of Jane Austen Mansfield Park

Jane Austen Reginald Brimley Johnson ... The house would close with the
greatest eclat . ... exceedingly unwelcome ; and it needed all the felicity of being
again at home , and all the forbearance it could supply , to save Sir Thomas from
anger ...

Author: Jane Austen

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The Story of Jane Austen s Life

Letters of Jane Austen. (Spectator.) . 57 2 1482-83 884. " " " (Sat. Rev.) . 58 637-
638 884. " ** " " (Academy.) By T. W. Lyster 26 333-334 884. Letters of Jane
Austen. (Athenajum, Nov. '84.) 585-586 885. Jane Austen at Home. (Fortnightly.)
 ...

Author: Oscar Fay Adams

Publisher:

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Category: Novelists, English

Page: 277

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The Real Jane Austen A Life in Small Things

life of a little girl from within.27 Jane Austen enters intuitively into the feelings and
consciousness of the child as she is ... 'With what intense desire she wants her
home,' was continually onher tongue, asthe truest description ofa yearning which
 ...

Author: Paula Byrne

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007358334

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Who was the real Jane Austen? Overturning the traditional portrait of the author as conventional and genteel, bestseller Paula Byrne’s landmark biography reveals the real woman behind the books.

Jane Austen

Mrs Austen wrote a verse account of the occasion for Jane's entertainment. ...
First then, the couple from the Vine; Next, Squire Hicks and his fair spouse – They
came from Mr Bramston's house, With Madam and her maiden Sister; (Had she ...

Author: Claire Tomalin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141954957

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 664

Jane Austen is the definitive biography of one of Britain's best-loved novelists, from the acclaimed author of Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman 'As near perfect a life of Austen as we are likely to get: intelligent, feeling, suggestive' Carmen Callil, Daily Telegraph 'Tomalin has written a biography that reflects Austen's own exacting standards, a book that radiates intelligence, wit and insight' Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times 'Of all the Austen biographies, this is the best ... leaves the reader with a much deeper appreciation of the circumstances and motivation behind the creation of those six perfect novels' Harpers & Queen 'I cannot think that a better life of Jane Austen then Claire Tomalin's will be written for many years.' Philip Hensher, Mail on Sunday 'A perfect biography: detailed, witty, warm. Tomalin involves us so deeply that Austen's final illness and death come almost as a personal tragedy to the reader' Dirk Bogarde, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year

The Novels of Jane Austen Lady Susan The Watson A memoir Letters

Jane Austen. SO We saw a recollected to mention your being come home . My
heart began to sink within me when I had got so far through your letter without its
being mentioned . I was dreadfully afraid that you might be detained at
Winchester ...

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A Chronology of Jane Austen and Her Family

Sir Brook & Henry came from town this morn & Mr Austen was there. It was very
fine & they all walked home with us & stayed some time which was very pleasant.'
November 14, Monday London: EdeF writes to Phylly Walter in Seal. One of P's ...

Author: Deirdre Le Faye

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521810647

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 776

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This unique compendium lists all known facts about Austen's life and family: the ideal reference for scholar and fan.

Jane Austen in Context

Jane Austen Janet Todd, Professor of English Literature Janet Todd, Cambridge
University Press ... Gothic fiction also found its way into the parsonage : Jane
Austen described her father at home in the evening reading The Midnight Bell ...

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521826440

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 467

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This collection of essays covering many aspects of Austen's life, works and historical context provides the fullest introduction in one volume to the life and times of Jane Austen. Jane Austen in Context is a generously illustrated collection of short, lively contributions arranged alphabetically, and covering topics from biography to portraits and agriculture to transport. An essay on the reception of Austen's work is also included, showing how criticism of Austen has responded to literary movements and fashions. The volume emphasises the subtle interactions between Austen's life and times and her novels. This is a work of reference that readers and scholars of Austen will turn to again and again.

A Memoir of Jane Austen

and Other Family Recollections James Edward Austen-Leigh Kathryn Sutherland
... I know little of Jane Austen's childhood: this opening section, as far as '
associating at home with persons of cultivated intellect', was added in Ed.2.
putting out ...

Author: James Edward Austen-Leigh

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606367

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

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'I doubt whether it would be possible to mention any author of note, whose personal obscurity was so complete.' James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his aunt Jane Austen was published in 1870, over fifty years after her death. Together with the shorter recollections of James Edward's two sisters, Anna Lefroy and Caroline Austen, the Memoir remains the prime authority for her life and continues to inform all subsequent accounts. These are family memories, the record of Jane Austen's life shaped and limited by the loyalties, reserve, and affection of nieces and nephews recovering in old age the outlines of the young aunt they had each known. They still remembered the shape of her bonnet and the tone of her voice, and their first-hand accounts bring her vividly before us. Their declared partiality also raises fascinating issues concerning biographical truth, and the terms in which all biography functions. This edition brings together for the first time these three memoirs, and also includes Jane's brother Henry Austen's 'Biographical Notice' of 1818 and his lesser known 'Memoir' of 1833, making a unique biographical record. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

A Walk with Jane Austen

twenty-five years,” next to the lane up which her father carried every baby for a
public christening after he'd given the baby a private baptism at home,”
pondering the huge yew tree in the churchyard, which Jane herself would have
known, ...

Author: Lori Smith

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307457354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Step into a Life of Grace At thirty-three, dealing with a difficult job and a creeping depression, Lori Smith embarked on a life-changing journey following the life and lore of Jane Austen through England. With humor and spirit, Lori leads readers through landscapes Jane knew and loved–from Bath and Lyme, to London and the Hampshire countryside–and through emotional landscapes in which grace and hope take the place of stagnation and despair. Along the way, Lori explores the small things, both meanness and goodness in relationships, to discover what Austen herself knew: the worth of an ordinary life.

Jane Austen

Despite this miserable experience, after they had spent a further year at home
George Austen decided that his daughters should attend the Abbey House
School, Reading, from spring 1785 to December 1786. It was a boarding-school
 ...

Author: Marilyn Butler

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019164756X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Definitive, concise, and very interesting... From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. The Very Interesting People series includes the following titles: 1.William Shakespeare by Peter Holland 2. George Eliot by Rosemary Ashton 3. Charles Dickens by Michael Slater 4. Charles Darwin by Adrian Desmond, James Moore, and Janet Browne 5. Isaac Newton by Richard S.Westfall 6. Elizabeth I by Patrick Collinson 7. George III by John Cannon 8. Benjamin Disraeli by Jonathan Parry 9. Christopher Wren by Kerry Downes 10. John Ruskin by Robert Hewison 11. James Joyce by Bruce Stewart 12. John Milton by Gordon Campbell 13. Jane Austen by Marilyn Butler 14. Henry VIII by Eric Ives 15. Queen Victoria by K. D. Reynolds and H. C. G. Matthew 16. Winston Churchill by Paul Addison 17. Oliver Cromwell by John Morrill 18. Thomas Paine by Mark Philp 19. J. M. W. Turner by Luke Herrmann 20. William and Mary by Tony Claydon and W. A. Speck

Jane Austen and the Theatre

CHAPTER ONE Jane Austen ' s experience of theatre Despite being the home of
a respectable country clergyman , Steventon parsonage was by no means
divorced from things theatrical . Plays , both contemporary and classic , were ...

Author: Penny Gay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521024846

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Jane Austen was fascinated by theatre from her childhood. As an adult she went to the theatre whenever opportunity arose. Scenes in her novels often resemble plays, and recent film and television versions have shown how naturally dramatic her stories are. Yet the myth remains that she was 'anti-theatrical', and readers continue to puzzle about the real significance of the theatricals in Mansfield Park. Penny Gay's book describes for the first time the rich theatrical context of Austen's writing, and the intersections between her novels and contemporary drama. Gay proposes a 'dialogue' in Austen's mature novels with the various genres of eighteenth-century drama - laughing comedy, sentimental comedy and tragedy, Gothic theatre, early melodrama. She re reads the novels in the light of this dialogue to demonstrate Austen's analysis of the pervasive theatricality of the society in which her heroines must perform.