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Author Knox-Shaw, Peter, 1944-

Title Jane Austen and the Enlightenment / Peter Knox-Shaw
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
©2004
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 275 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Note on chronology; CHAPTER 1 Auspices; CHAPTER 2 Pride and Prejudice, a politics of the picturesque; CHAPTER 3 Northanger Abbey and the liberal historians; CHAPTER 4 Sense and Sensibility and the philosophers; CHAPTER 5 Diffraction; CHAPTER 6 Mansfield Park: charting the religious revival; CHAPTER 7 Emma, and the flaws of sovereignty; CHAPTER 8 Persuasion: light on an old genre; CHAPTER 9 Sanditon and speculation; Select bibliography; UNPUBLISHED SOURCES; PRIMARY SOURCES; SECONDARY SOURCES; Index
Summary In this first ever study of Jane Austen and the Enlightenment, Peter Knox-Shaw draws out the Enlightenment principles and ideas which lie behind much of Austen's writing. His study offers a startling new perspective on Austen, and is essential reading for all those interested in Austen and her writing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-267) and index
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Subject Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Philosophy.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Political and social views.
Enlightenment -- Great Britain.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Skepticism in literature.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
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