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Jane Austen for Beginners (For Beginners)

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Jane Austen's novels are classics. They have never been out of print, and have continuously been turned into countless movies and TV series, yet her works still remain largely misunderstood. On their surface, Austen's novels all involve characters from provincial communities in rural England, far removed geographically and thematically from greater social movements, war, industry, colonization, and imperialism. This impression could not be further from the truth. Jane Austen For Beginners explores the intentions behind Austen's work. Her examination of money and power, of the marriage market, of social class, and of the rending of the British social fabric of her day are among her many concerns. Jane Austen For Beginners will foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of Austen's greatest stories and most memorable characters.

Synopsis:

Jane Austen's novels are a solid part of the literary canon and have never been out print. They have been made into many modern movies and are common household names; however, they are largely misunderstood by the general public. On the surface, Austen's novels all involve characters from provincial communities in rural England who seem to be removed from greater social movements, war, industry, colonization, and imperialism. This could not be further from the truth. Jane Austen For Beginners explores Austen's true intention of her novels: to address money, the marriage market, class movement, and a radical upheaval appearing the social fabric of English and British societies.

About the Author

Robert Dryden is an Associate Professor of English at Hillyer College, part of the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT. Dryden received his bachelors from Hampshire College in MA with a concentration in literary criticism and creative writing. He received an M.A. in English from the University of New Orleans, and then received his Ph.D. in English from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a concentration in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British literature. He has written numerous scholarly articles about Eighteenth Century British literature and wrote the chapter "Atlantic Journeys: Teaching Crisis and Transition in the Atlantic World" in the anthology entitled Teaching the Transatlantic Eighteenth Century (Cambridge Scholars Press).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934389614
Author:
Dryden, Robert G.
Publisher:
For Beginners
Author:
Lee, Joe
Author:
Diaz, Robyn
Author:
Dryden, Robert
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Jane Austin
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
classic
Subject:
Author
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
For Beginners
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
Pleasure, Passion, and Possessiveness in the Globa

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"Synopsis" by , Jane Austen's novels are a solid part of the literary canon and have never been out print. They have been made into many modern movies and are common household names; however, they are largely misunderstood by the general public. On the surface, Austen's novels all involve characters from provincial communities in rural England who seem to be removed from greater social movements, war, industry, colonization, and imperialism. This could not be further from the truth. Jane Austen For Beginners explores Austen's true intention of her novels: to address money, the marriage market, class movement, and a radical upheaval appearing the social fabric of English and British societies.
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